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Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

There are four key steps to ensure that climate policy remains a recipe for business as usual, and the Australian government has followed them to the letter.

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Turnbull’s big climate fail, and no positive change in policy

Turnbull’s big climate fail, and no positive change in policy

Turnbull government review declares its climate policy a success. New data, however, tells a different story.

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How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

International Energy Agency likes to present itself as a climate champion, but it is in fact steering the energy system towards catastrophic levels of warming,

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Four key signs to watch at COP23, the Bonn climate conference

Four key signs to watch at COP23, the Bonn climate conference

Two years after the world joined together to forge the Paris Agreement on climate change, representatives from around the globe will convene on November 6 for the next round of United Nations talks.

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Powering a social licence failure: The National Energy Guarantee

Powering a social licence failure: The National Energy Guarantee

The Coalition’s NEG – based on hastily prepared advice and zero engagement with the community – shows government has learnt nothing from the social licence issues that have plagued fossil fuel industry.

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Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

In the ongoing furore over energy and climate policy, the energy productivity opportunity is being ignored as a solution despite its potential for energy cost reductions.

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BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy

BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy

A shareholder resolution highlighting the chasm between BHP’s stated climate policy and the pro-coal advocacy of its mining industry lobby has pushed the company to commit to reconsidering its membership of the hardline Minerals Council of Australia.

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Paris 1.5-2°C target far from safe, say world-leading scientists

Paris 1.5-2°C target far from safe, say world-leading scientists

Targeting a limit of 1.5-2°C of warning far from safe, and will spur feedbacks with potential to run out of humanity’s control.

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In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

Imagine a future in which every one of Australia’s 537 local government areas, achieve net zero greenhouse emissions. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it could be closer than you think.

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Time for the climate policy review we had to have

Time for the climate policy review we had to have

It’s time to get serious about climate policy, and set Australia up to make the most of the zero carbon transition that is undoubtedly underway.

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Why the IEA still gets it wrong on fossil fuels

Why the IEA still gets it wrong on fossil fuels

The IEA is using unrealistic assumptions about emissions and CCS to keep coal and oil in the picture.