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Category: Climate

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CCS: Throwing good money after bad pollution could be improper use of public funds

CCS: Throwing good money after bad pollution could be improper use of public funds

Given the known failures of carbon capture and storage, investing in such technologies could amount to improper use of public funds.

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How the 2016 bleaching altered shape of Great Barrier Reef

How the 2016 bleaching altered shape of Great Barrier Reef

New research now reveals the damage that these coral losses caused to the wider ecosystem functioning of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

The NEG seeks to obscure the most valuable information obtained from a market – the price of emissions. Needless complexity and cost arises.

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Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull's climate policy is still a sham

Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull’s climate policy is still a sham

Alan Jones says Craig Kelly should be energy minister. In effect, he already is, because the Coalition’s woeful policy is a craven attempt to pacify the right wing. Despite the NEG, or maybe because of it, a bipartisan approach to energy and climate is as elusive as ever.

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Coalition renewables naysayers were wrong. So, so wrong

Coalition renewables naysayers were wrong. So, so wrong

The Coalition has been an inexhaustible source of confident declarations that renewable energy faced serious, immediate limitations in scale and cost. Let’s fact-check that.

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Please explain: CHOGM to focus on Turnbull's weak emissions policy

Please explain: CHOGM to focus on Turnbull’s weak emissions policy

Malcolm Turnbull’s weak climate policy is not going unnoticed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

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Renewables beware: Labor may not be able to change emissions target

Renewables beware: Labor may not be able to change emissions target

Signs that federal Labor could “accommodate” the proposed National Energy Guarantee, on the basis that weak emissions targets could be improved later, should be treated with caution.

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Electrolux steps up commitment to climate action, with approved science-based targets

Electrolux steps up commitment to climate action, with approved science-based targets

The Electrolux Group announced today it has set two new ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in support of the Paris climate agreement.

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Victorian innovators lead climate change action

Victorian innovators lead climate change action

PRESS RELEASE The Andrews Labor Government is delivering action on climate change by helping Victorian organisations lead the development of new ideas to help Victoria reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced 24 successful recipients of $4.3 million in Climate Change Innovation […]

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Reliability guarantee? It now exists in name only

Reliability guarantee? It now exists in name only

Energy Security Board has finally got smart about reliability, and dumped plans promised to conservatives that would try and turn wind and solar plants into “base-load” generators. This is a huge development, and a victory for smart economics, and engineering.

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Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

The deployment of renewables and electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket as the world strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.