Australia continues to put lipstick on the pig of CCS, a tiny pittance of research dollars intended to provide air cover for the emissions of the coal industry.
Australian Federal Government
The Coalition is again feigning selective amnesia about the country’s climate and clean energy policies, and the party’s key role in delivering rising prices and a weakening, less stable electricity system. History tells another story.
Australia’s monopoly electricity networks are the most profitable businesses in Australia – by far – and earn 10 times the returns of the banking sector.
2017 federal budget axes funding for agency that provides information to decision-makers on how to manage risks of climate change and sea level rise.
CEFC job numbers to grow, Budget papers reveal, but CCA again given only enough funds to last to end 2017/18 financial year.
Coalition appears to be rapidly backtracking on Paris climate treaty as ABC’s Four Corners falls into the same trap of relying too heavily on lobbyists. They interviewed the wrong people.
Greens challenge Labor to get new modelling to justify its support for an emissions intensity scheme, as attention turns to what’s next for energy policy now that the renewable critics have egg on their face over predictions the RET could never be met.
Now shunned by all of Australia’s big banks as well as a further 15 banks around the world, Adani is desperate and financially dateless.
In Australia, as in the US, the right-wing still doesn’t understand the significance of “clean”, and don’t accept renewables could be cheaper, smarter and more reliable than coal, gas and nuclear plants. And they’re not giving up without a fight, confected moral outrage, and lies.
Fiji, host of this year’s climate talks, has asked Malcolm Turnbull to urge Trump to stay with the Paris climate deal. “Climate change is not a hoax, it is frighteningly real,” Fiji PM says.