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Coalition launches fierce attack against wind and solar after blackout

Coalition launches fierce attack against wind and solar after blackout

Ideology rules as Coalition, One Nation and Xenophon use South Australia blackout as an excuse to launch new attack on wind and solar. Turnbull and Frydenberg repeat call for Labor states to cancel “unrealistic” renewable targets.

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Hazelwood closure could open path for solar towers and storage

Hazelwood closure could open path for solar towers and storage

The impending closure of the big Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria could provide the impetus for the construction of the first large scale solar tower and storage project in Australia.

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Hazelwood closure: pain before gain

Hazelwood closure: pain before gain

Hazelwood closure could come as early as April 2017. Engineers your time starts now.

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Coal consultant warns thermal coal use could plummet – but dodges questions

Coal consultant warns thermal coal use could plummet – but dodges questions

Wood Mackenzie estimates seaborne thermal coal use would have to fall by 40 per cent by 2035 to meet the 2° target.

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Another coal domino falls as India revises billion tonnes a year target

Another coal domino falls as India revises billion tonnes a year target

With about 72 million tonnes of coal stockpiled at mines and power stations,enough fuel for over 50 days operation – and power demand growth running lower than forecast.

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Interminable climate argument is costing us solutions for our future

Interminable climate argument is costing us solutions for our future

Over the last week, we have seen tiresome name calling return after the CCA report that suggested a fresh approach to these decisions and actions.

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Pacific pariah: how Australia’s love of coal has left it out in the diplomatic cold

Pacific pariah: how Australia’s love of coal has left it out in the diplomatic cold

Australia has sought to water down climate declarations made through the Pacific Islands Forum.

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Adani should bow out gracefully from Carmichael coal mine

Adani should bow out gracefully from Carmichael coal mine

Defeat of remaining legal challenge to Carmichael coal mine means it is finally time for Adani to put its money where its mouth has been.

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US natural gas emissions to surpass those of coal in 2016

US natural gas emissions to surpass those of coal in 2016

CO2 emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in US will surpass those from burning coal – the globe’s chief climate polluter.

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Australia’s natural-gas cartel is bleeding Australia

Australia’s natural-gas cartel is bleeding Australia

It’s hard to overstate the bizarre nature of the gas market in Australia.

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Cross currents hit India Government’s grand coal expansion plans

Cross currents hit India Government’s grand coal expansion plans

India Government’s plan to dramatically expand coal power production is being buffeted by growing concern about worsening air quality, sluggish power demand.