This week in climate and energy policy, we are left in no doubt where power lies in Conservative government decision making.
Tag: "climate change"
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.
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.
China and to some extent India are emerging as the principal practitioners of an alternative vision of energy growth.
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.
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.”
Shane Rattenbury to replace Simon Corbell as ACT climate minister, marking second time a Greens member appointed in any Australian ministry.
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?
World Energy Council gives out clear message on move away from fossil fuels, but the fossil fuel industry wasn’t listening.