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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.

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ARENA backs plan to use solar energy for alumina smelting

ARENA backs plan to use solar energy for alumina smelting

Use of solar in Alcoa alumina smelting operations could lead to solar energy cutting use of fossil fuels in industry by up to half.

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Former Shell CEO sees future away from fossil fuels. Eventually

Former Shell CEO sees future away from fossil fuels. Eventually

Ex-CEO of Shell, says the energy transition presents great opportunities for oil and gas companies to develop new forms of energy and move away from fossil fuels.

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After 115 years, Scotland is coal-free

After 115 years, Scotland is coal-free

After some 115 years, Scotland has burned its last lump of coal for electricity with the closing of their last and largest coal-fired power plant.

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Graph of the Day: Tasmania's switch back to fossil fuels

Graph of the Day: Tasmania’s switch back to fossil fuels

Tasmania’s lurch back into fossil fuels deepens as the first of 200MW of diesel generators is switched on.