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Adelaide’s 2025 carbon neutral target: It’s about brand, livability and economics

Adelaide’s 2025 carbon neutral target: It’s about brand, livability and economics

Adelaide’s plan to become the world’s first carbon neutral city driven by economics, and liability; already seeing big reaction on storage.

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Paris climate agreement spells big trouble for coal

Paris climate agreement spells big trouble for coal

While the Paris climate agreement doesn’t explicitly mention coal, there are four reasons to believe it will have a profound impact on the industry.

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Hidden gem in Paris deal condemns coal to early demise

Hidden gem in Paris deal condemns coal to early demise

A hidden gem in the Paris Agreement suggests that the world’s energy sector will need to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, and total emissions will have to peak within the next five years.

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How will carbon markets help the Paris climate agreement?

How will carbon markets help the Paris climate agreement?

Call for a global carbon price a central theme on the sidelines of COP21. So what does the Paris agreement say on carbon markets?

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Paris climate deal: What the experts say

Paris climate deal: What the experts say

Energy experts, scientists, business people, investors and environmental advocates respond to the Paris climate agreement.

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Historic and ambitious climate deal signals end of fossil fuel era

Historic and ambitious climate deal signals end of fossil fuel era

The Paris Agreement on climate change has gone beyond what most people thought possible, and writes in 1.5C as a future target. Business groups, politicians and green NGOs said it signalled the end of the fossil fuel area, and a major signal to invest in renewable energy.

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The coming electrification of everything

The coming electrification of everything

Stored electricity, increasingly derived from renewable sources, will entirely replace fossil fuels as the preferred method to power everything in our lives.

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This changes everything: The rise of renewables in industrial growth

This changes everything: The rise of renewables in industrial growth

Renewables can help countries expand manufacturing and create jobs, reduce local pollution, increase energy security and reduce import costs from fossil fuels.

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Paris, COP21: Abbott's legacy sees Australia marginalised at climate talks

Paris, COP21: Abbott’s legacy sees Australia marginalised at climate talks

Tony Abbott’s legacy has left Australia at the margins of a big push for an ambitious outcome at Paris climate talks; the plunging coal market threatens to do the same to its economy. Meanwhile, France proposes an “indaba solution” in bold move to conclude climate talks.

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Zero emissions from electricity needed by 2050 to hold below 2°C

Zero emissions from electricity needed by 2050 to hold below 2°C

Nick Stern says zero electricity emissions needed by 2050 in the developed world if 2°C climate targets are to be met.

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How 1.5 became the most important number at the Paris climate talks

How 1.5 became the most important number at the Paris climate talks

One of the final obstacles in the way of a binding agreement at the Paris climate talks comes down to a simple number: 1.5.