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New technologies shrink wastewater’s carbon footprint

New technologies shrink wastewater’s carbon footprint

Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. But a number of new technologies are promising to change this.

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Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood closure is most potent symbol of an energy market that has failed consumers. The future is localised generation, and faster, cleaner, cheaper power. The incumbents need to learn to adapt, and so do the politicians.

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How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

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Coalition's "clean coal" plan to power Gina, Clive, Adani in Galilee basin

Coalition’s “clean coal” plan to power Gina, Clive, Adani in Galilee basin

Coal generator proposal asking CEFC for finance would provide power to Galilee Basin coal projects owned by Clive Palmer, Gina Rinehart, and Adani, and bury Co2 in “un-mineable” part of same coal province. Meanwhile, emissions rise and Coalition links with fossil fuel lobby deepen.

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The walking dead in Washington

The walking dead in Washington

How can a Trump Presidency be positive? Surely this is a major setback for action on climate change, inequality, human rights and global security?

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Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump breathes new life into projects that were halted by Obama and vehemently opposed by environmental and Native American groups.

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3 reasons why fossil fuel companies should disclose their reserves

3 reasons why fossil fuel companies should disclose their reserves

Not a single fossil fuel company in the world discloses potential emissions from their reserves – and that is a big problem.

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AER details extraordinary price gouging by gas generators in SA

AER details extraordinary price gouging by gas generators in SA

Regulator says re-bidding by major gas players caused major South Australia power price spikes in August and September.

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Australian industry finally sees potential in wind and solar

Australian industry finally sees potential in wind and solar

Australia’s debate about energy costs has been framed around reports that are either ignorant or deliberately pessimistic about the cost of renewable energy alternatives. But a whole series of events is now causing industry to think differently.

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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.