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Low-carbon policies aren't just pain - they make economies grow

Low-carbon policies aren’t just pain – they make economies grow

The transition to low-carbon energy systems may cost money, but economies can grow – not despite but also because of them.

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Obama steps it up on climate – takes on US coal, power plants

US President Barack Obama says it’s time to by-pass ‘flat-earthers’ and act on the moral obligation to curb carbon pollution. Unable to introduce a carbon price, his plan instead invokes direct action – but with real bite; doubling down on coal and power plant emissions and doubling up on efficiency and renewable generation on public lands.

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Graph of the Day: Why the world needs low carbon electricity

Graph of the Day: Why the world needs low carbon electricity

What would global electricity generation emissions look like if the world used just one generation technology? The result reveals a stark comparison.

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Victory at hand for the climate movement?

Victory at hand for the climate movement?

What began as a predominantly ecological question is rapidly transforming into an economic one, putting the global climate movement on the verge of a remarkable victory that would include the removal of the oil, coal and gas industries. And the greatest transfer of wealth and power the world has ever seen.

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What's driving climate action? It's the market, stupid

What’s driving climate action? It’s the market, stupid

When it comes to the shift to a low-carbon economy, many are so busy looking at politics for signs of change, they’re missing the signs in the market. Policy might be essential, but markets deliver solutions – and the signs are that this process is now well underway. Meanwhile, that carbon bubble just keeps getting bigger.

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Mixed Greens: Carbon winners and losers

Mixed Greens: Carbon winners and losers

2012 CDP report finds ASX200 getting on with green business… mostly. Plus Australia’s carbon-scheme tick of approval; and no Milne at Carbon Expo?

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Australian diplomacy can help put the world on a low-carbon diet

Australian diplomacy can help put the world on a low-carbon diet

With the carbon price and bipartisan support for Kyoto 2, Australia is well placed to use the Doha climate summit to help strengthen global ambition.

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Dear Doha: Time to get the climate policy right

Dear Doha: Time to get the climate policy right

An open letter from global investor networks calls on governments to develop workable frameworks to reduce climate risk and support low-carbon investment.

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World headed to 6°C warming: study

World headed to 6°C warming: study

And according to a new PwC report, even 4°C would require ‘nearly quadrupling the current rate of decarbonisation.’ Business-as-usual – not an option.

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CEFC: Finally, an opportunity for consensus

CEFC: Finally, an opportunity for consensus

Business needs to know if emission reduction policies are part of a serious and enduring trend, or just a passing fad.

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United States of cleantech: Can the US lead the world?

United States of cleantech: Can the US lead the world?

Congress may be divided on climate & energy law, but recent low-carbon advances in America could have major implications for the global economy.