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Australia's coal & CSG delusion

Australia’s coal & CSG delusion

The last few weeks have set new standards for national stupidity, as the government dances to the tune of the fossil-fuel industry, and tries to establish as many new coal,VSG, LNG and oil projects as it can before the shutters come down.

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How Australia's 'fever swamp' of climate science denial is pushing a non-scandal about temperatures

How Australia’s ‘fever swamp’ of climate science denial is pushing a non-scandal about temperatures

Australia’s network of climate science deniers continue to grasp at straws, despite multiple technical inquiries refuting their claims.

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Australia needs 75% renewables by 2030 to meet Paris targets, cut costs

Australia needs 75% renewables by 2030 to meet Paris targets, cut costs

Report shows least cost way to meet Paris climate goals and cut emissions is to fast-track Australia’s transition to renewable energy.

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Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria’s renewable energy target of 40% by 2025 has passed the lower house – but the state opposition has vowed to kill it if they get into power.

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Policy uncertainty is blocking investment in low carbon assets

Policy uncertainty is blocking investment in low carbon assets

Australian institutional investors have a strong appetite for low carbon assets, but policy uncertainty and a lack of scalable deals are major barriers.

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Keeping global warming to 1.5°C: really hard, but not impossible

Keeping global warming to 1.5°C: really hard, but not impossible

The window for staving off the worst of climate change is wider than we thought, but still pretty narrow.

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Why did Hurricane Irma leave so many in the dark?

Why did Hurricane Irma leave so many in the dark?

Extreme weather presents many threats to electricity systems – particularly on centralised grids, where outages can ripple down the line. But can we do better?

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How can we overcome Australia's renewable energy policy deadlock?

How can we overcome Australia’s renewable energy policy deadlock?

Despite federal government inertia, there is the potential for industry and community to influence the direction of energy policy. Here’s how it might be done.

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EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia’s Mark Collette tells ABC TV replacing Liddell by 2022 not a problem, but a race to the future and a huge industry opportunity.

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Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Offshore wind auction results means that these projects are close to being subsidy-free, helping shift the conversation from renewables being expensive, towards how cheap, variable zero-carbon power can be integrated into the UK grid.

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What lies beneath: The dangers of understating climate risks

What lies beneath: The dangers of understating climate risks

In the magical thinking of Australian policymakers, a pathway of gradual change, constructed over many decades in a growing, prosperous, coal-fired world stretches before us. But that’s not the world that currently exists.