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6.5% of global GDP spent subsidising fossil fuels, or $12m every minute

6.5% of global GDP spent subsidising fossil fuels, or $12m every minute

IMF says subsidies to global fossil fuel industry reached $A6.7 trillion in 2015 – or $A18 billion a day, or $A12 million a minute.

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Australia's energy productivity plan: great idea, but is it ambitious enough?

Australia’s energy productivity plan: great idea, but is it ambitious enough?

Australia is bidding to boost energy productivity by 40% by 2030, but other countries are already doing more.

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Running on clean energy: “Question of social and political will”

Running on clean energy: “Question of social and political will”

US has technology and logistical ability to convert to all-renewable energy sources by 2050—if it can manage to exercise necessary social and political will.

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The Growth Monster is slaying itself

The Growth Monster is slaying itself

In the first of a three-part series, author Paul Gilding examines the end of economic growth. Once dismissed as the fantasy of fringe economic thinkers, the combination of climate change and associated economic risks, peak oil, and rising food prices has caused the penny to drop – growth may not go on forever. Will politicians, economists, and business leaders be able to cope?