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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.

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Australia on the outer again as Paris climate treaty comes into force

Australia on the outer again as Paris climate treaty comes into force

Australia to be excluded from key climate decision-making as Paris treaty comes into force, while fellow “climate villain” Canada changes tune with $C50 carbon price.

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Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

The great global race against time has very much begun now. The US and China ratify Paris deal, capital flow shift, China cancels nuclear plant and even conservative press hails transition to sun, wind and water within a generation.

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Seven steps to smarter carbon policy

Seven steps to smarter carbon policy

As parliament reconvenes, it’s timely to reassess the scope for Australia to establish a clear, enduring path to efficiently meet its current and future carbon targets.

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Time to ditch the "dumb" grid and embrace a smart energy future

Time to ditch the “dumb” grid and embrace a smart energy future

Australia’s National Energy Market is hamstrung by an out-dated, ‘dumb’ grid, and must be updated to face the realities of low carbon, low marginal cost energy generation.

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Artificial leaf turns CO2 emissions into fuel

Artificial leaf turns CO2 emissions into fuel

What if humans could invent a leaf-like solar cell that could turn carbon dioxide pollution from the atmosphere into fuel for electric power plants?