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Why oil price crash is good news for climate, and clean energy

Why oil price crash is good news for climate, and clean energy

The collapse in global oil prices is good for the climate, and clean energy. Big Oil has put Arctic drilling on hold because it no longer makes economic sense. That will allow extend the world’s carbon budget, and result in capital flowing to renewables.

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New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

Vattenfall’s CEO Magnus Hall likens the selling of its lignite operations in Germany to E.On’s recent decision to dump centralised fossil fuel generation.

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Shell “values” relationship with climate-denying ALEC at COP20

Shell “values” relationship with climate-denying ALEC at COP20

Shell’s top climate advisor told an audience at the COP20 Lima, that the company enjoys its relationship with ALEC.

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A blueprint for an effective international climate agreement

A blueprint for an effective international climate agreement

It’s clear that the new agreement must be different from the litany of past compacts, protocols, accords and decisions—but how?

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Making climate change policies fit their own domain

Making climate change policies fit their own domain

There is a widely held narrative for climate policy that runs something like this.  The costs of damage due to greenhouse gas emissions are not reflected in economic decisions.  This needs to be corrected by imposing a price on carbon, using the power of markets to incentivise efficient emissions reduction across diverse sources.  Carbon pricing needs to […]

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What would success look like at COP 20 in Lima?

What would success look like at COP 20 in Lima?

Here are five things that need to happen at the Lima negotiations for them to be considered a success.

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Australia’s coal and gas exports are being left stranded

Australia’s coal and gas exports are being left stranded

It is completely unrealistic to expect that Australia will be able to grow its share of fossil fuel production whilst other countries reduce their share in a world with strict limits on carbon emissions.

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How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

There is a simple question that BHP-Billiton doesn’t address in their voluminous reports to shareholders: how hot is too hot in a warming world?

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U.S. pledge to green climate fund could build climate action momentum

U.S. pledge to green climate fund could build climate action momentum

Tony Abbott called it a Bob Brown slush fund, but Barack Obama has promised to inject serious capital into Green Climate Fund.

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How climate deniers delivered for Maurice Newman

How climate deniers delivered for Maurice Newman

Maurice Newman justified his anti-climate stance by citing an ABC poll that was trolled by Australia’s climate denial community. It’s quite comical.

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Australia can't afford ideology as industry policy

Australia can’t afford ideology as industry policy

The Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda looks to be based on a hotchpotch of political ideology and helping the Government’s mates.