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Hunt gives approval to massive Carmichael "carbon bomb"

Hunt gives approval to massive Carmichael “carbon bomb”

Environment Minister Greg Hunt approves what many are describing as one of the world’s major “carbon bombs”.

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Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

Rio Tinto is no longer really a diversified mining and energy conglomerate. It is now more than ever a giant iron ore mining company.

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Aurizon's multi-billion coal gamble makes no financial sense

Aurizon’s multi-billion coal gamble makes no financial sense

Aurizon is set to gamble billions of dollars of its investor’s funds in what is one of the world’s largest potentially stranded fossil fuel assets.

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Australia's economy will suffer if no action on climate

Australia’s economy will suffer if no action on climate

Australia’s economy faces grave threats from climate change, but even bigger risks if there is no serious effort to cut emissions.

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Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Policies to reduce CO2 emissions could result in less consumption of coal in favour of natural gas.

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Is spying on anti-coal activists just the tip of the iceberg?

Is spying on anti-coal activists just the tip of the iceberg?

Revelations of spying on the Maules Creek and Boggabri activists is a rare ray of light into a dark world of surveillance of conservation groups.

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India's energy future: Australian coal or renewable revolution?

India’s energy future: Australian coal or renewable revolution?

The new India leader will need to balance his love of solar with energy demand – but ultimately it will be price that decides role Australia coal.

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8 things to know about Obama's big move on climate

8 things to know about Obama’s big move on climate

On Monday the EPA released its proposed rule to limit the amount of carbon pollution that existing power plants can dump into the atmosphere.

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How President Obama will tackle US coal emissions

How President Obama will tackle US coal emissions

Obama will unveil new regulations to slash carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations, and up the ante in climate policy.

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Renewable energy target can go all the way to 100% – if we let it

Renewable energy target can go all the way to 100% – if we let it

Getting to 100% renewable power sector by 2050 will require not just a practical plan, but also the political will to put it into action.

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Is ‘underground coal gasification’ the new fracking?

Is ‘underground coal gasification’ the new fracking?

Considered a ‘clean coal’ technology, underground coal gasification has a not-so clean record. Are concerns about its environmental impacts justified?