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Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

There are four key steps to ensure that climate policy remains a recipe for business as usual, and the Australian government has followed them to the letter.

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The climate effect of the Trump administration

The climate effect of the Trump administration

Over its first year, the Trump administration has taken extreme steps to unravel progress on U.S. climate action domestically.

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The net cost of using renewables to hit Australia’s climate target? Nothing

The net cost of using renewables to hit Australia’s climate target? Nothing

Our modelling shows renewable energy can help hit Australia’s emissions reduction target of 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030 effectively for free.

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Understanding the “Emissions Gap” in 5 Charts

Understanding the “Emissions Gap” in 5 Charts

Five charts that help explain the 2017 emissions gap report from UNEP.

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Keeping global warming to 1.5°C: really hard, but not impossible

Keeping global warming to 1.5°C: really hard, but not impossible

The window for staving off the worst of climate change is wider than we thought, but still pretty narrow.

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EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia’s Mark Collette tells ABC TV replacing Liddell by 2022 not a problem, but a race to the future and a huge industry opportunity.

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Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

To support the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C, Europe will need a CO2-neutral electricity supply by 2045.

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Trump files notice to withdraw from Paris deal, plans instead to promote fossil fuels

Trump files notice to withdraw from Paris deal, plans instead to promote fossil fuels

The notice has no legal weight and does not begin the process of departure from the landmark climate agreement.

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In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

Imagine a future in which every one of Australia’s 537 local government areas, achieve net zero greenhouse emissions. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it could be closer than you think.

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Australia needs to cut electricity sector emissions by 60% by 2030

Australia needs to cut electricity sector emissions by 60% by 2030

Renewables must play key role in ramping up the abatement from the electricity sector in Australia.

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New Asian lender should unlock clean billions, and not for coal

New Asian lender should unlock clean billions, and not for coal

Scarce public finance should invest in generation assets of the future, not relics of the past at risk of being stranded.