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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?

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World's coal resources rapidly running out of water

World’s coal resources rapidly running out of water

Water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, including in Australia, but how will these change over time?

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How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

Coal caps mean China may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU and US.

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Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Campbell Newman let looose a rare, unscripted truth on Australia’s national policies when it comes to coal.