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Digging for carbon cuts: How the mining industry can win with renewables

Digging for carbon cuts: How the mining industry can win with renewables

An unprecedented drop in renewable energy prices, the high energy intensity of mining, and the volatility of fossil fuel pricing have combined to create a groundbreaking opportunity for decarbonizing the mining industry.

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Cheap wind and solar mean US will meet beat Paris targets despite Trump

Cheap wind and solar mean US will meet beat Paris targets despite Trump

Morgan Stanley says renewables will be cheapest new generation almost everywhere by 2020, helping many countries exceed their Paris goals – even Trump’s America.

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Coal CEO admits that ‘clean coal’ is a myth

Coal CEO admits that ‘clean coal’ is a myth

Coal baron says carbon capture and storage ‘does not work’ and ‘is just cover for the politicians.’

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Changes to Green Star set the scene for carbon zero buildings

Changes to Green Star set the scene for carbon zero buildings

After a lengthy industry consultation period, the GBCA has released new versions of the Green Star Interiors rating tools which promise to drive the uptake of low-carbon buildings, incentivise new industries and challenge the market leaders to innovate.

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States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

Some states and electric power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

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UK’s ‘stunning Sunday’ of 70% low-carbon power offers glimpse of near future

UK’s ‘stunning Sunday’ of 70% low-carbon power offers glimpse of near future

Sunny and windy Sunday afternoon in the U.K. sees carbon intensity power production level fall below 100g of CO2 per kWh for first time ever, gifting country’s energy market glimpse into future power generation mix.

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How much has Australia spent on CCS, and what has been achieved?

How much has Australia spent on CCS, and what has been achieved?

Australia continues to put lipstick on the pig of CCS, a tiny pittance of research dollars intended to provide air cover for the emissions of the coal industry.

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Australia could follow California and reach climate goals without EIS

Australia could follow California and reach climate goals without EIS

Australia can achieve its 2030 climate target by relying on energy productivity gains and tighter controls on high emitting industries – and without legislating an EIS.

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A utilities' guide for a brown to green transition

A utilities’ guide for a brown to green transition

For utilities to have a chance at succeeding at the “brown to green” transition, a well thought out and highly flexible strategy will be fundamental.

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Why Coalition's "clean" coal plans are just a smoke dream

Why Coalition’s “clean” coal plans are just a smoke dream

Coalition’s “clean coal” plant would be costlier and dirtier than alternatives, and on top of that would require billions of dollars of government indemnities and guarantees.

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Emissions task shifting to industry as carbon can kicked further down the road

Emissions task shifting to industry as carbon can kicked further down the road

The Turnbull government’s ruling out of a power sector EIS shifts more of the national abatement task over to industry. Any more policy wind-backs will increase the size of that task.