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ExxonMobil attacks new study that exposes its climate deception…again

ExxonMobil attacks new study that exposes its climate deception…again

A new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters marks an important advance in the examination of fossil fuel companies’ responsibility for climate change.

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The death of “alternative energy”

The death of “alternative energy”

Once, alternative energy meant “clean coal” and “fracking.” Today, renewables have left those “alternatives” for dead, and not even Trump can save them.

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Digging for carbon cuts: How the mining industry can win with renewables

Digging for carbon cuts: How the mining industry can win with renewables

An unprecedented drop in renewable energy prices, the high energy intensity of mining, and the volatility of fossil fuel pricing have combined to create a groundbreaking opportunity for decarbonizing the mining industry.

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States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

Some states and electric power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

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Flagship "clean coal" project abandoned, despite $10bn investment

Flagship “clean coal” project abandoned, despite $10bn investment

The project, which relied on a “gasifier” to turn a cheap and common grade of coal into fuel, is over, at least for now, Southern said.

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Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?

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Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Concerns raised again that the NEM’s coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.

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New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promises declining carbon emissions even as the state closes the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

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New poll shows public back climate action from banks

New poll shows public back climate action from banks

Nearly half of Australians would be prepared to switch to another bank if they found out their current bank is financing projects that worsen climate change.

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Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

South Australia has been a leader in climate and renewables. Will it sacrifice its clean and progressive image on the altar of expediency?

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G20 baulks at ending fossil fuel subsidies,  "dumbest" policy of all

G20 baulks at ending fossil fuel subsidies, “dumbest” policy of all

G20 fudges on fossil fuel subsidies, now labelled world’s “dumbest policy”. But Paris climate deal likely to come into force this year, four years earlier than thought, and China has announced a major “green finance” boost, just as Australia looks to strip its own green funds.