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Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

If climate change features highly in your concept of sustainability then here are 5 essential ingredients for a sustainable home.

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Energy-smart appliances cut Australian power bills by billions

Energy-smart appliances cut Australian power bills by billions

The value of energy saved in Australia last year alone was around A$3.2 billion. Of this, some A$2.7 billion was saved by households.

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Can business save us from climate change?

Can business save us from climate change?

Business begins to see climate change as strategic risk, but there are three key reasons not to rely on business to save us from climate change.

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Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

We might continue to use fossils fuels for making stuff where necessary, but we should stop using them as our go-to energy source.

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How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

Coal caps mean China may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU and US.

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The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

A great graph on the carbon intensity of travel – from flights to bicycles. And 5 tips on making transport more sustainable.

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Votes, not vetoes: a new way to cut a United Nations climate deal

Votes, not vetoes: a new way to cut a United Nations climate deal

Could changing the decisions process from vetoes to majority voting force climate negotiations to make more substantial progress?

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Climate policy: could it be the boxing PM’s glass jaw?

Climate policy: could it be the boxing PM’s glass jaw?

Tony Abbott owes his job and political reincarnation to his crude perspective on climate change. But his policy will not serve the nation well.

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Internet’s worst reactions to UN’s new climate report

Internet’s worst reactions to UN’s new climate report

Climate fail – members of conservative blogosphere still manage to downplay and misinterpret the latest UN climate report.

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The new 400ppm world: CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa continue to climb

The new 400ppm world: CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa continue to climb

Record amounts of CO2 are reaching the atmosphere. C02 levels are up 25% at Mauna Loa since measurements were first taken in the 1950′s.

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Can Germany survive the Energiewende?

Can Germany survive the Energiewende?

Efforts to Sustain the Energiewende – an increasingly disordered effort to unshackle industrial society from the chains of fossil fuels – are looking frail.