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Articles by The Australia Institute

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State and Territory initiatives beat NEG target by 5 years

State and Territory initiatives beat NEG target by 5 years

The Australia Institute’s new Climate and Energy Program has released the Electricity Update of the National Energy Emissions Audit (The Audit*) for March 2018, authored by renowned energy expert Dr Hugh Saddler.

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Support for stronger emission reductions targets: National poll

Support for stronger emission reductions targets: National poll

A large national poll of 1,557 Australians, conducted by The Australia Institute, has shown strong support for an increase in Australia’s emissions reduction target to at least 45% by 2030.

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Victoria’s brown coal power plants undermining reliability of national grid

Victoria’s brown coal power plants undermining reliability of national grid

Over summer there were 16 major breakdowns at Victoria’s three brown coal plants, which saw hundreds of megawatts of capacity withdrawn from the grid almost instantly.

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Barnaby and Kelly’s constituents want a Clean Energy Target, not more coal

Barnaby and Kelly’s constituents want a Clean Energy Target, not more coal

Polling of over 1,000 voters in the Deputy Prime Minister’s electorate of New England shows strong support for renewable energy investment over coal.

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Coal country backs renewable energy: Poll

Coal country backs renewable energy: Poll

A new ReachTEL poll, commissioned by The Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy Program, asked residents of the electorates of Hunter and Shortland about energy policy, including government investment in coal, renewables and the Liddell coal power station.

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Coal wars: A fact check for the Turnbull government

Coal wars: A fact check for the Turnbull government

An increase in the coal price and Turnbull’s apparent change of view means the Coal Wars are BACK. Re-arm yourself the facts.

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All talk, no action: Coal industry's hypocrisy on energy poverty

All talk, no action: Coal industry’s hypocrisy on energy poverty

The coal industry is very vocal in promoting energy poverty and pushing coal as a solution to it. But none of the main energy poverty initiatives promotes the use of coal, so the industry does not support them.