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Banks and fossil fuels: They are breaking the first law of holes

Banks and fossil fuels: They are breaking the first law of holes

A new report released today from the Stockholm Environment Institute has more stark evidence we need to be shifting away from fossil fuels at a rapid clip.

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QUT becomes first Queensland University to its dump fossil fuel investments

QUT becomes first Queensland University to its dump fossil fuel investments

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) will divest its $300 million endowment fund from fossil fuel companies.

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Artificial leaf turns CO2 emissions into fuel

Artificial leaf turns CO2 emissions into fuel

What if humans could invent a leaf-like solar cell that could turn carbon dioxide pollution from the atmosphere into fuel for electric power plants?

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The solution to Australia’s gas crisis is not more gas

The solution to Australia’s gas crisis is not more gas

Many are proposing the obvious , but wrong, solution to Australia’s crisis : develop more gas production resources. But this path fails for several reasons.

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Who knows who pays the political piper?

Who knows who pays the political piper?

Our political disclosure laws are shockingly inadequate and in urgent need of an overhaul.

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Arctic could warm by 17°C if all known fossil fuels are burned

Arctic could warm by 17°C if all known fossil fuels are burned

Burning all known fossil fuels could push global temperature an average of 8C above preindustrial levels, with the Arctic bearing brunt of warming.

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How long to wean the world off fossil fuels?

How long to wean the world off fossil fuels?

It is hard to imagine a day when fossil fuels will be used sparingly. But with carbon now officially a liability, and renewables moving mainstream, chances are humanity can kick the habit much faster than previously thought possible.

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Carbon taxes, emissions trading and electricity prices: making sense of the scare campaigns

Carbon taxes, emissions trading and electricity prices: making sense of the scare campaigns

With Labor promising half of Australia’s electricity will come from renewables in 2030, and the Coalition quick to reject carbon pricing again, it seems electricity prices are set to be a key point of contention in an Australian federal election yet again.

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Has the time arrived to transition away from fossil fuels?

Has the time arrived to transition away from fossil fuels?

Having indulged in a carbon-rich period for the past two centuries, can humans make an orderly transition to a sustainable fossil-free future without sacrificing the high standards?

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Fossil fuels could be phased out globally within a decade

Fossil fuels could be phased out globally within a decade

Study says transition from fossil fuels to renewables could take a fraction of the time of past major changes – if we do it right.

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Australia's biggest super fund makes start on fossil fuel divestment

Australia’s biggest super fund makes start on fossil fuel divestment

Australia’s largest superannuation fund – AustralianSuper will dump between $190m and $235m worth of fossil fuel stocks with new divestment options for customers.