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Labor cites climate, solar and storage in budget reply, reopens door for ARENA  funding

Labor cites climate, solar and storage in budget reply, reopens door for ARENA funding

Bill Shorten says acting on climate is biggest global economic opportunity of next few decades in budget reply, as Labor recommits support for ARENA.

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Australia emissions continue rise as big polluters ignore Direct Action

Australia emissions continue rise as big polluters ignore Direct Action

Coalition spends $1.7 billion on Direct Action, but Australia’s emissions continue to rise because big polluters have snubbed scheme.

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Oil sands capital in flames as temperatures soar to 22°C above normal

Oil sands capital in flames as temperatures soar to 22°C above normal

An intense wildfire force mass evacuation from the capital of oil sands industry as temperatures soared more than 22°C above normal.

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Climate change deniers are getting angrier, here’s why

Climate change deniers are getting angrier, here’s why

Climate change deniers are being forced off of multiple positions and the world is ignoring their opinions en masse.

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ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT passes law to bring forward target for net zero carbon emissions to 2050, to complement its recently fast-tracked 100% renewables by 2020 target.

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Australia heads back to bottom of barrel on climate, clean energy

Australia heads back to bottom of barrel on climate, clean energy

Only one minister, the ACT’s Simon Corbell, has had the courage and vision to stand up to incumbent bully-boys and introduce policies and targets that match the climate science. Yet the Coalition and most media continue to peddle nonsense dismissed most cogently by the new chief sloganeer, Malcolm Turnbull.

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QBE to be held to account for fossil fuel investments

QBE to be held to account for fossil fuel investments

While the rhetoric on fossil fuels has shifted, QBE’s operations tell a different tale.

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Climate policy becomes trench warfare, once again

Climate policy becomes trench warfare, once again

The release of Labor’s climate policy has led immediately to a resumption of World War I style trench warfare. It is a disgrace

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Labor trumps Coalition on climate, forces Turnbull into Abbott-era scare campaign

Labor trumps Coalition on climate, forces Turnbull into Abbott-era scare campaign

Labor’s climate and clean energy commitment – including zero carbon target by 2030 – forces Turnbull government into Abbott-era scare campaign on prices. This, as Bloomberg New Energy Finance says Australia should be even more ambitious in short term and aim for 63% cut in emissions by 2030.

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Foyster's Cartoon : How political speeches cut climate emissions

Foyster’s Cartoon : How political speeches cut climate emissions

More than 170 countries last week signed the Paris climate agreement that aims to cap global temperature rises to between 1.5°C and 2°C. Fortunately, there were a lot of speeches.

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100% renewables might be fantasy, but it's what Australia is signing up for

100% renewables might be fantasy, but it’s what Australia is signing up for

Australia reportedly excluded from “high ambition” meeting it pretended to be part of in Paris. Perhaps it’s time the Coalition started to take targets like 100% renewable energy seriously. After all, that is effectively what it is signing up for.