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How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

International Energy Agency likes to present itself as a climate champion, but it is in fact steering the energy system towards catastrophic levels of warming,

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‘Modern air is a little too clean’: the rise of air pollution denial

‘Modern air is a little too clean’: the rise of air pollution denial

Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Professor Robert Phalen believes the air is “too clean” for children.

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Insurance industry must act on the coal sector

Insurance industry must act on the coal sector

European insurers are limiting their exposure to the coal sector, while American and Australian insurers continue to support business as usual.

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Trump team holds pro-coal event at Bonn climate conference

Trump team holds pro-coal event at Bonn climate conference

Trump’s promotion of coal fired generation at Paris climate agreement compared to “promoting tobacco at a cancer summit.”

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100% global renewable electricity more cost-effective than current system

100% global renewable electricity more cost-effective than current system

Making a global transition to 100% renewable electricity grid has long been a dream of many, and new research shows it is a viable reality.

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Five things that should happen at the Bonn climate talks but probably won’t

Five things that should happen at the Bonn climate talks but probably won’t

This year’s climate talks in Bonn is not expected to be a deal-clinching, make-or-break one like Paris in 2015 or Copenhagen in 2009, but that doesn’t make it insignificant.

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Bonn voyage: climate diplomats head into another round of talks

Bonn voyage: climate diplomats head into another round of talks

At the Bonn climate talks that start today, Australia will cop some flak for its lack of reductions ambition, and action.

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Oil Search’s Alaskan oil play ignores climate reality

Oil Search’s Alaskan oil play ignores climate reality

Just days out from the start of the latest climate talks, PNG-based Oil Search has delivered a slap in the face to its Pacific neighbours.

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Is your company disclosing its climate risk?

Is your company disclosing its climate risk?

Investors and activists have new ammunition to encourage public company disclosures on climate change risks and opportunities. They should use them.

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Rejected teenagers: the trend of closing young coal plants

Rejected teenagers: the trend of closing young coal plants

It’s not just old coal power plants that are being closed down. In Italy, the US, and the Netherlands, coal plants that are barely teenagers are being targeted for closure.

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Five reasons not to build new coal power plant in Queensland

Five reasons not to build new coal power plant in Queensland

Climate Council report on Queensland renewables offers timely reminder that building a new coal plant in the state’s north is a terrible idea.