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What’s next for Minerals Council's coal and climate policy?

What’s next for Minerals Council’s coal and climate policy?

The abrupt and unexpected departure of the Minerals Council of Australia’s CEO, Brendan Pearson, may well be a crucial tipping point in Australia’s debate over domestic energy policy.

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Factcheck for Andrew Bolt: Climate models have not ‘exaggerated’ global warming

Factcheck for Andrew Bolt: Climate models have not ‘exaggerated’ global warming

How Andrew Bolt and other right wing commentators picked up a new climate study published in the Nature Geosciences journal and got it hopelessly wrong.

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BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy

BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy

A shareholder resolution highlighting the chasm between BHP’s stated climate policy and the pro-coal advocacy of its mining industry lobby has pushed the company to commit to reconsidering its membership of the hardline Minerals Council of Australia.

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Keeping global warming to 1.5°C: really hard, but not impossible

Keeping global warming to 1.5°C: really hard, but not impossible

The window for staving off the worst of climate change is wider than we thought, but still pretty narrow.

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Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Offshore wind auction results means that these projects are close to being subsidy-free, helping shift the conversation from renewables being expensive, towards how cheap, variable zero-carbon power can be integrated into the UK grid.

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How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Greenland may have gained a small amount of ice over the 2016-17 year – a one-year blip in long-term trend of year-on-year declines.

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A bunch of reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in Australia

A bunch of reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in Australia

Renewable energy is increasingly profitable without subsidies, and coal has become uninvestable without government intervention – this used to be the opposite.

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Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Republican Congressman named to head NASA had demanded Obama apologize for funding climate change research.

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US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

Duke Energy dumps nuclear plant because of rising costs, will instead spend $US6bn on solar, smart meters, EV charging stations, battery storage.

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Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

A guide of what we know about the links between climate change and Harvey to help unpack the elements that contributed to this historic and unfolding storm

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Why solar power keeps being underestimated

Why solar power keeps being underestimated

Most studies on climate mitigation have greatly underestimated the potential of solar power.