The UN has convened has urged countries to “come with a plan” for ambitious emissions reduction, but Australia is not expected to propose any significant new actions or goals.
Angus Taylor has seized upon an ANU renewables briefing as justification for the government’s do-nothing approach to climate. But meeting our Paris target is certainly not a given.
It is the worst of all worlds: a market-based system but with extensive and unpredictable intervention by governments that tend to undermine investor confidence
With the release of his review, Dr Finkel is expected to advocate a “low emissions target” . But what is a LET, and why is it better than an EIS?
Even the cleanest coal plants add millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year.
Years of controversy over carbon pricing has both major parties scared of any policy seen to raise electricity prices. The CCA seems to have taken this political situation as a starting point.
The re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change, but will Malcolm Turnbull have the appetite and internal authority to tackle the challenge?
The Paris agreement creates a mechanism to ratchet up ambition, and there is reason for optimism that the world can progressively do better.
Most of the world’s remaining coal will need to stay in the ground if we are to avoid the risk of severe climate change: it is unburnable.
Far from “doing nothing”, China will be building the world’s largest renewable energy system over the next 16 years.