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Tag: "Paris Agreement"

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Australia could follow California and reach climate goals without EIS

Australia could follow California and reach climate goals without EIS

Australia can achieve its 2030 climate target by relying on energy productivity gains and tighter controls on high emitting industries – and without legislating an EIS.

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Trump’s advisors divided over commitment to Paris climate accord

Trump’s advisors divided over commitment to Paris climate accord

White House says decision on remaining in Paris climate accord will be made by end of May, when world leaders gather for G7 Summit in Italy.

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Shift to "base-cost" renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

Shift to “base-cost” renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

Old energy rules were all about locking in cheap base-load power, and supplementing it with more expensive capacity, generally gas, to meet the peaks. The new way is about putting in super-cheap, “base-cost” renewable power at the heart of the world’s grids.

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Why China and Europe should form the world's most powerful 'climate bloc'

Why China and Europe should form the world’s most powerful ‘climate bloc’

The climate isn’t waiting to see what a President Trump does, and neither should the world.

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Australia to ratify Paris climate agreement – has much work to do

Australia to ratify Paris climate agreement – has much work to do

The Turnbull government’s decision to ratify the Paris Agreement is welcome news so soon after the election of Trump. But there is much tough policy work to be done if Australia is serious about meeting its climate obligations.

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New poll shows public back climate action from banks

New poll shows public back climate action from banks

Nearly half of Australians would be prepared to switch to another bank if they found out their current bank is financing projects that worsen climate change.

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Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

The great global race against time has very much begun now. The US and China ratify Paris deal, capital flow shift, China cancels nuclear plant and even conservative press hails transition to sun, wind and water within a generation.

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CCA report will sanction further delay and slow pace of action

CCA report will sanction further delay and slow pace of action

CCA report on government’s emissions targets ignores the carbon budget, is politically expedient, and brushes aside concern about current measures. Worst, it ignores the science.

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We have almost certainly blown the 1.5℃ global warming target

We have almost certainly blown the 1.5℃ global warming target

We probably have only about a decade before we break through the ambitious 1.5℃ global warming target agreed to by the world’s nations in Paris.

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100% renewables might be fantasy, but it's what Australia is signing up for

100% renewables might be fantasy, but it’s what Australia is signing up for

Australia reportedly excluded from “high ambition” meeting it pretended to be part of in Paris. Perhaps it’s time the Coalition started to take targets like 100% renewable energy seriously. After all, that is effectively what it is signing up for.

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Signing Paris Climate Agreement is easy – what comes next for Australia will be hard

Signing Paris Climate Agreement is easy – what comes next for Australia will be hard

The Paris climate agreement will be open for signing at the UN’s New York headquarters for the next year, starting tomorrow, but signing is just the first step.