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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.

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Australia needs a fresh start on climate policy: CCA

Australia needs a fresh start on climate policy: CCA

Australia needs to ‘reset’ its climate policy discussion, the government’s advisory body on climate policy has said in its latest report.

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South Australia commits to zero net emissions by 2050

South Australia commits to zero net emissions by 2050

SA Premier Jay Weatherill has adopted recommendations of an expert panel, setting a 2050 target of zero net emissions for the state.

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Sending the right signals: How Paris deal can close emissions gap

Sending the right signals: How Paris deal can close emissions gap

The national climate plans (INDCs) that countries have submitted so far in the run-up to COP 21 in Paris would short fall of what’s required.

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NSW Greens call for zero net emissions by 2040 for state

NSW Greens call for zero net emissions by 2040 for state

NSW Greens challenge Premier Baird to adopt nation-leading climate policy, including a target of zero net emissions by 2040, in a climate bill introduced into state Parliament on Thursday.

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How to define success at the Paris climate summit

How to define success at the Paris climate summit

Paris COP21, must set the stage for a new form of international cooperation to accelerate the transition to a clean, resilient economy.

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BHP, BCA named as 'climate obstructionists' on new investor website

BHP, BCA named as ‘climate obstructionists’ on new investor website

Business Council of Australia and mining giant BHP Billiton ranked as climate change legislation obstructionists by new investor tool.

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Is Turnbull for turning on climate change?

Is Turnbull for turning on climate change?

In his first Question Time as PM, Malcolm Turnbull did little to shake the impression he has sold out on climate change. So has he?

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Weak emissions target kicks coal can down the road

Weak emissions target kicks coal can down the road

Abbott’s emissions target offers one of the slowest rates of reduction of advanced economies – and as a clean energy investment signal, it fails dismally.