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COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

Turnbull’s recent use of the word “delusional” reminds us that climate denial is still alive and kicking in mainstream Australian politics.

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AGL’s Vesey: Clean Energy Target should recognise Paris climate agreement

AGL’s Vesey: Clean Energy Target should recognise Paris climate agreement

AGL adds pressure to Turnbull government, saying CET needs to be adopted, and needs to reflect Paris climate targets.

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Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump's grid study

Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump’s grid study

US energy department debunks Trump attack on renewables, shows ageing fleet of coal and nuclear plants not economic to operate anymore.

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Australia needs to cut electricity sector emissions by 60% by 2030

Australia needs to cut electricity sector emissions by 60% by 2030

Renewables must play key role in ramping up the abatement from the electricity sector in Australia.

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Queensland commits to zero net emissions by 2050

Queensland commits to zero net emissions by 2050

Queensland becomes latest states to commit to target of zero net emissions by 2050, putting further pressure on federal government’s unambitious climate goals.

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Cheap wind and solar mean US will meet beat Paris targets despite Trump

Cheap wind and solar mean US will meet beat Paris targets despite Trump

Morgan Stanley says renewables will be cheapest new generation almost everywhere by 2020, helping many countries exceed their Paris goals – even Trump’s America.

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Coal CEO admits that ‘clean coal’ is a myth

Coal CEO admits that ‘clean coal’ is a myth

Coal baron says carbon capture and storage ‘does not work’ and ‘is just cover for the politicians.’

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How the far Right have hijacked Australia's energy policy

How the far Right have hijacked Australia’s energy policy

Last week’s speech by NSW energy minister Don Harwin was exactly the sort of thing Malcolm Turnbull used to say about climate and energy policies, before he became master of all he surveyed – apart from his own climate and energy policies.

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Trump’s road to ‘energy dominance’ excludes renewables

Trump’s road to ‘energy dominance’ excludes renewables

US president’s “dirty energy week” measures decried as gifts to corporate polluters that will harm both the climate and the clean energy sector.

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Perry’s claims about reliability of renewables immediately debunked by regulator

Perry’s claims about reliability of renewables immediately debunked by regulator

US energy secretary says “baseload” coal is critical to functioning of the grid. Energy regulator says that is “absolutely not” the case.

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Australia ignores risks, shirks moral responsibility on climate

Australia ignores risks, shirks moral responsibility on climate

Climate risks are either not understood or wilfully ignored at leadership level in Australia, a profound failure of imagination, and far worse than that which triggered the GFC in 2008.