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SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA govt Entrepreneurs Prize offers $250k in seed funding for best energy, transport, waste, infrastructure ideas to make Adelaide world’s first carbon neutral city.

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Graph of the Day: Another emissions reality check

Graph of the Day: Another emissions reality check

New government report illustrates how little Coalition’s Direct Action will cut emissions, and importance of incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency.

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Citi: Don’t expect clean coal to save the planet

Citi: Don’t expect clean coal to save the planet

Citi report has bad news for coal companies depending on ‘clean coal’ to save the industry – and delivers it with a velvet sledgehammer.

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New Australian coal mines threaten world's chance to stay below 2°C

New Australian coal mines threaten world’s chance to stay below 2°C

Study finds pollution from new coal fired power plants could take emissions from the sector 400% higher than levels needed to stay below 2°C.

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South Australia commits to zero net emissions by 2050

South Australia commits to zero net emissions by 2050

SA Premier Jay Weatherill has adopted recommendations of an expert panel, setting a 2050 target of zero net emissions for the state.

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Canadian oil capital, Alberta, unveils carbon tax, coal phase-out

Canadian oil capital, Alberta, unveils carbon tax, coal phase-out

Alberta, home to world’s 3rd largest oil reserves, to introduce $US20/t carbon price, as it aims for 30% renewables and zero coal power by 2030.

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Australian emissions to grow 6 per cent under Direct Action

Australian emissions to grow 6 per cent under Direct Action

Report says Australia will only meet emissions target by using Kyoto ‘accounting benefit’. In real terms, emissions headed for 4% above 2000 levels by 2020.

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Graph of the Day: Carmichael coal mine to take big chunk of carbon budget

Graph of the Day: Carmichael coal mine to take big chunk of carbon budget

New report offers a whole lot of context for the huge climate threat posed by the federal government approved Carmichael coal mine.

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Paris climate pledges promising, but still way off 2°C mark – or even 2.7°C

Paris climate pledges promising, but still way off 2°C mark – or even 2.7°C

The Paris climate pledges may not bring the world as close to the 2°C target as we think. There is a notable absence of long term targets.

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NSW Greens call for zero net emissions by 2040 for state

NSW Greens call for zero net emissions by 2040 for state

NSW Greens challenge Premier Baird to adopt nation-leading climate policy, including a target of zero net emissions by 2040, in a climate bill introduced into state Parliament on Thursday.

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Too big to fail: China to set up world's biggest carbon market

Too big to fail: China to set up world’s biggest carbon market

A Chinese cap-and-trade carbon pricing program is scheduled to begin in 2017, and will be the world’s largest carbon market.