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Category: Climate

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Turnbull blows trumpet for right wing idiocy on energy

Turnbull blows trumpet for right wing idiocy on energy

Malcolm Turnbull now appears perfectly comfortable parroting right wing nonsense about energy policy, branding high renewable policies as “idiocy” and defending the future of coal. That may be because mainstream media won’t challenge him.

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ERF review fails to douse doubts over Coalition key climate policy

ERF review fails to douse doubts over Coalition key climate policy

CCA review of Coalition’s Emissions Reduction Fund fuels concerns the scheme is an expensive, inefficient and risky way to cut carbon.

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AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL confirms plans to invest in 1.6GW of wind and solar, plus storage and other technologies, to replace the ageing coal clunker, Liddell, which it will close in 2022, much to the annoyance of the federal Coalition.

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Climate change starts to take its toll on housing market

Climate change starts to take its toll on housing market

New research shows a sharp, and rising, difference in the value of property likely to be affected by climate change impacts such as rising sea levels.

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Rooftop solar: Australia's greatest opportunity – and its greatest risk

Rooftop solar: Australia’s greatest opportunity – and its greatest risk

Why rooftop solar could be one of the grid’s greatest assets but also one of its greatest threats if not properly managed. Here’s what AEMO thinks needs to be done.

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100% renewables with pumped hydro would use 1/4 the water of coal and gas

100% renewables with pumped hydro would use 1/4 the water of coal and gas

ANU’s Andrew Blakers says switching Australia to 100% solar, wind, pumped hydro energy storage would cut water use by a factor of four.

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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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Five ways that cities can slash carbon pollution right now

Five ways that cities can slash carbon pollution right now

A new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute lists 22 policies that could help get the job done.

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Kevin Rudd: ‘I don’t know how Malcolm Turnbull faces his grandkids'

Kevin Rudd: ‘I don’t know how Malcolm Turnbull faces his grandkids’

Australia’s former prime minister talks about the failure of his country’s climate policy, the rise of China and the Carmichael coal mine.

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ASX top 20 companies for climate change reporting in 2017

ASX top 20 companies for climate change reporting in 2017

We’ve looked at the top 20 companies listed on the ASX to see what they actually said about climate change in their latest annual report.

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Developing nations are driving record growth in solar power

Developing nations are driving record growth in solar power

Emerging markets now account for the majority of growth in solar power, according to new data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance .