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Tag: "emissions"

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Australia's new carbon bomb: uncounted coal seam gas emissions

Australia’s new carbon bomb: uncounted coal seam gas emissions

Report warns Australia’s vastly underestimated CSG emissions – potentially equal to entire transport sector – would make Paris targets impossible to meet.

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Current emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels

Current emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels

Current greenhouse gas concentrations could warm the world 3-7℃ (and on average 5℃) over coming millennia.

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No, cutting your car's carbon emissions won't cost you more

No, cutting your car’s carbon emissions won’t cost you more

Research shows that the introduction of emission standards for light vehicles has considerable benefits for motorists and Australia more broadly.

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Australia facing 1 billion tonne emissions shortfall on current policies

Australia facing 1 billion tonne emissions shortfall on current policies

Australia will likely miss its Paris climate commitments by around one billion tonnes of greenhouse emissions by 2030 if it continues with its current policies.

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Tamed CCA gives Coalition breathing space, but no path to Paris targets

Tamed CCA gives Coalition breathing space, but no path to Paris targets

A reconstituted Climate Change Authority has delivered its long-awaited, long-delayed report on Australia’s climate policy options. And it looks remarkably like something that the Coalition could have written itself, and is too little, too late.

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Carry on polluting: Australia's useless safeguards mechanism

Carry on polluting: Australia’s useless safeguards mechanism

Australia’s dirtiest coal fired generators will be given carte blanche to keep on emitting, or even increase their emissions under new baselines.

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China set to ban all new coal plant development

China set to ban all new coal plant development

China is expected to suspend all new coal power plant development in its upcoming five-year energy plan, as supply far outstrips demand.

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Five indisputable reasons why we need to hit net zero emissions ASAP

Five indisputable reasons why we need to hit net zero emissions ASAP

Recent science and new developments have highlighted the urgency of reducing global warming emissions to “net zero” as soon as possible.

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City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney raises ambition on renewables and emissions reduction, with release of new five-year plan targeting stronger local action.

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One in five local councils aiming for zero emissions or 100% renewables

One in five local councils aiming for zero emissions or 100% renewables

Communities and local governments want zero emissions and 100% renewable energy targets and are leading the nation on climate action.

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Australia has re‐carbonised - not de-carbonised - its energy system

Australia has re‐carbonised – not de-carbonised – its energy system

In the 21 months between June 2014 – when the carbon price ended – and March 2016, energy emissions have gone up sharply.