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Will 2017 be last stand of clean energy technology deniers?

Will 2017 be last stand of clean energy technology deniers?

Two major forces stand opposed in 2017. One is the falling cost of solar, wind, storage and other smart controls – heralding an “unstoppable” energy transition away from centralised, polluting fossil fuel plants. The other is political.

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CCA report will sanction further delay and slow pace of action

CCA report will sanction further delay and slow pace of action

CCA report on government’s emissions targets ignores the carbon budget, is politically expedient, and brushes aside concern about current measures. Worst, it ignores the science.

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Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

The re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change, but will Malcolm Turnbull have the appetite and internal authority to tackle the challenge?

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Our political parties have a climate policy credibility gap

Our political parties have a climate policy credibility gap

A gap is opening between climate policies and the views held by the Australian community and business.

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Climate and clean energy: Australian policy’s trauma zone

Climate and clean energy: Australian policy’s trauma zone

It’s been a case of one step forward, two steps back, for Australia’s climate policy in recent times. It’s up to the next parliament to get things moving.

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RET must be boosted and extended beyond 2020, says CEC

RET must be boosted and extended beyond 2020, says CEC

Clean Energy Council blueprint to decarbonise Australia’s energy sector says government will need to increase the renewable energy target and extend it beyond 2020.

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What does state leadership on global warming look like?

What does state leadership on global warming look like?

Victoria has the opportunity to eliminate its greenhouse pollution, create thousands of jobs, and export climate solutions to the world.

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The tax that shall not be named

The tax that shall not be named

Australia’s climate change policy is a shambles. It is the only country ever to have repealed a carbon tax, the issue was key to the felling of two Prime Ministers, and the renewables industry is the subject of a sustained vendetta. That is why the Grattan Institute’s new proposal is potentially such a game-changer.

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U.S. coal production dropped to 30-year low in 2015

U.S. coal production dropped to 30-year low in 2015

Coal production in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in 30 years thanks in part to low natural gas prices and climate policies.

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Abbott’s Green Army beats a retreat under Turnbull’s command

Abbott’s Green Army beats a retreat under Turnbull’s command

In Malcolm Turnbull’s latest effort to distance his government from the climate policies of his predecessor, Tony Abbott’s Green Army has been slashed.

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South Australia details $10 billion low-carbon investment plan

South Australia details $10 billion low-carbon investment plan

SA Premier Jay Weatherill has outlined four key strategies to achieve his government’s low-carbon investment target of $10bn by 2030.