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It’s now urgent: Australia needs carbon price and policy to phase out coal

It’s now urgent: Australia needs carbon price and policy to phase out coal

After ten years of turbulence in climate and energy policy Australia is entering a crucial 18-month period.

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Australia's electricity emissions jump 5.5% since Coalition dumps carbon price

Australia’s electricity emissions jump 5.5% since Coalition dumps carbon price

Australia’s electricity emissions up 5.5% since Coalition dumped carbon price. Jump in demand to support LNG exports. No new wind farms added to main grid for 1st time in decade. Meanwhile, govt to allow coal plants to continue emitting at highest levels, no penalty.

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UBS: Paris deal means most coal generation has to go

UBS: Paris deal means most coal generation has to go

Investment bank UBS says Paris deal a significant threat to coal generation, and Australia must face up to carbon price to meet 2°C target.

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How will carbon markets help the Paris climate agreement?

How will carbon markets help the Paris climate agreement?

Call for a global carbon price a central theme on the sidelines of COP21. So what does the Paris agreement say on carbon markets?

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Without a carbon price, we need a fairer price for solar

Without a carbon price, we need a fairer price for solar

The Victorian Essential Services Commission has proposed a reduction in the rate rooftop solar generators will receive for the electricity they supply to the grid.

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Labor pushed to adopt 50% targets for renewables, emission cuts

Labor pushed to adopt 50% targets for renewables, emission cuts

Labor facing grass-roots push to commit to bold climate and clean energy targets, including 50% renewables by 2030 and 50% cut in emissions.

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The $100/tonne gap between G7 rhetoric and climate action

The $100/tonne gap between G7 rhetoric and climate action

G7 nations said they wanted to phase out fossil fuels. But are they prepared to take action to do that, such as a $100 carbon price?

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading

Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading

Greg Hunt says he doesn’t want an emissions trading scheme, Clive Palmer says he does. But Hunt’s Direct Action plan might ultimately take us there anyway.

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A really bad decision that will be difficult to rectify

A really bad decision that will be difficult to rectify

The government’s monstrously stupid decision will be incredibly hard to rectify, and will be a huge burden for decades.

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The price of carbon: A view from the mendicant state

The price of carbon: A view from the mendicant state

Tasmania will suffer from the axing of the carbon price, with hundreds of jobs to perish.