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Hillary Clinton’s plan to install half-a-billion solar panels

Hillary Clinton’s plan to install half-a-billion solar panels

Hilary Clinton releases a fact sheet detailing her plan to fight climate change, and it focuses heavily on promoting clean energy generation across the country.

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Shorten slams Coalition 'flat earthers' as incumbents bite back

Shorten slams Coalition ‘flat earthers’ as incumbents bite back

The Australian Labor Party and Bill Shorten appear to have rediscovered their climate change mojo, rejecting Tony Abbott’s party of “flat Earthers”. But the Coalition, large vested interests and the Murdoch media have responded with a vicious scare campaign.

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Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor has picked a winner by adopting a long-term renewable energy target, and pushing rooftop solar and battery storage, finally distinguishing itself from the hard right Coalition government. A new poll suggests a clear majority want a renewable target of at least 50%, and many in regional areas want to go to 100% by 2030.

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The evidence for how fossil fuel companies misled us for decades

The evidence for how fossil fuel companies misled us for decades

Fossil fuel companies have not taken responsibility for the harms they have caused by extracting and putting into commerce fossil fuels.

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Labor pushed to adopt 50% targets for renewables, emission cuts

Labor pushed to adopt 50% targets for renewables, emission cuts

Labor facing grass-roots push to commit to bold climate and clean energy targets, including 50% renewables by 2030 and 50% cut in emissions.

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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?