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How Abbott reversed energy emissions cuts, boosted coal power

How Abbott reversed energy emissions cuts, boosted coal power

Cedex report shows how downward trajectory in electricity emissions has been reversed under Abbott, with both brown and black coal generation rising.

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Abbott imagines a fossil-free future ...after it's all been burnt

Abbott imagines a fossil-free future …after it’s all been burnt

The PM says he can imagine a future where the world no longer uses fossil fuels, but only once every tonne of coal and every molecule of gas has been burned. He expressed this vision while launching the Agricultural Competitive White Paper – a document that all but ignores climate change, again.

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The chance to rescue the world's oceans from climate change is drifting away

The chance to rescue the world’s oceans from climate change is drifting away

Our window of opportunity to save the oceans from major changes is in danger of slamming shut.

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A closer look at China's new climate plan

A closer look at China’s new climate plan

China’s climate commitment will require it to deploy 800 to 1,000 gigawatts in non-fossil capacity, close to the United States’ total current electricity capacity.

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Fraser: Time to stop paying lip service to climate policies

Fraser: Time to stop paying lip service to climate policies

CCA chairman Bernie Fraser says policy makers should stop paying “lip service” to 2C climate targets, and lamented cutting back renewable energy targets to suit sectoral interests. Fraser said the move to a low carbon world was “unstoppable” and Australia needed to get on board.

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She said what? Bishop predicts China economy to stop growing by 2030

She said what? Bishop predicts China economy to stop growing by 2030

In attempt to downplay China climate pledge, Julie Bishop says Chinese economy will stop growing by 2030. Is there anything Abbott govt will not say?

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Wind and solar will soon become ‘least-cost option almost universally’

Wind and solar will soon become ‘least-cost option almost universally’

The average cost of developing wind projects will fall by 32% and the cost of solar PV projects will fall by 48% by 2040.

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Pope Francis throws down the gauntlet for Paris climate summit

Pope Francis throws down the gauntlet for Paris climate summit

Nobody, whether atheist or religious, can deny that the Pope’s encyclical on caring for our common home is a big deal.

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The story of the papal encyclical, as told by the media

The story of the papal encyclical, as told by the media

After months of speculation and expectation, the Pope has released an encyclical about climate change and our relationship with natural environment.

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Paris climate pledges extend carbon budget by …. 8 months

Paris climate pledges extend carbon budget by …. 8 months

Key IEA report says climate pledges have so far fallen short, extending carbon budget by just 8 months. It has key message for Australia: coal consumption must peak before 2020, Australia’s inefficient coal fleet must be phased out, and wind and solar will underpin new investment to meet climate targets.

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Negotiators told to hit accelerator as climate talks inch forward

Negotiators told to hit accelerator as climate talks inch forward

Climate talks in Bonn deliver some progress on road to meaningful climate deal in Paris, but with widespread demands for negotiators to “pick up the pace”.