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Tag: "climate change"

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Rinehart attacks as Turnbull capitulates on carbon price

Rinehart attacks as Turnbull capitulates on carbon price

This week in climate and energy policy, we are left in no doubt where power lies in Conservative government decision making.

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Terry McCrann leaps back to top of the class for climate denial

Terry McCrann leaps back to top of the class for climate denial

Emboldened by Donald Trump’s US election win, and perhaps sensing a diplomatic opportunity, Murdoch media’s Terry McCrann is back on the war path against climate and renewables.

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Nearly 50 poor nations commit to 100% renewables by 2050

Nearly 50 poor nations commit to 100% renewables by 2050

A group of 48 countries – including 7 close neighbours of Australia – have pledged to fast-track 100% renewables between 2030 and 2050, and ratchet up emissions reductions by 2020.

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Why the future belongs to decentralised renewables

Why the future belongs to decentralised renewables

China and to some extent India are emerging as the principal practitioners of an alternative vision of energy growth.

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Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump’s position on clean energy and climate change is little different to that of Tony Abbott’s, whose policies have been unchanged by Malcolm Turnbull. But Trump’s success has unleashed a new push from the lunar right that will make any progress incredibly hard to achieve.

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'Critical Moment' as UN climate talks resume

‘Critical Moment’ as UN climate talks resume

Success in Marrakesh will be difficult, as grunt work on rulemaking replaces the diplomatic showmanship of last year’s Paris climate talks.

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Battery-charged disruption risks leaving fossil industry – and Australia – in its dust

Battery-charged disruption risks leaving fossil industry – and Australia – in its dust

The Turnbull government’s strategy of letting technology push come to policy shove is putting key Australian industries at risk, according to a new report which says battery storage could displace traditional energy players “far more rapidly than anticipated.”

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Greens' Rattenbury to replace Corbell as ACT climate minister

Greens’ Rattenbury to replace Corbell as ACT climate minister

Shane Rattenbury to replace Simon Corbell as ACT climate minister, marking second time a Greens member appointed in any Australian ministry.

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How a saviour of the ozone became a climate villain – and how we're going to fix it

How a saviour of the ozone became a climate villain – and how we’re going to fix it

Under the new agreement, developed nations will reduce HFCs 85% below current levels by 2036. How will it work?

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Australia takes centre stage on global green climate funds

Australia takes centre stage on global green climate funds

An Australian is to take charge of the troubled $100 billion Green Climate Fund, in a move that indicates Australia is not completely out of touch on climate change and renewable energy. But is it developing one language on climate for the international stage, and another for the toxic and partisan domestic market?

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Visions clash at World Energy Congress in Istanbul

Visions clash at World Energy Congress in Istanbul

World Energy Council gives out clear message on move away from fossil fuels, but the fossil fuel industry wasn’t listening.