Malcolm Turnbull follows in footsteps of Kevin Rudd, and announces Australia will ratify the Kyoto Protocol – after fierce refusals from his conservative predecessor.
SA’s updated climate strategy suggests its electricity sector will be 100% decarbonised by 2050, despite no change to its 2025 target of 50% renewables.
NSW sells 1,320MW Vales Point coal-fired generator for just $1m to a company called Sunset Power.
Victoria’s Labor government has announced a wholesale review of the brown coal industry, as energy minister Lily D’Ambrosia confirms the state’s need to look to new and clean energy technologies, and the jobs of the future.
OECD deal to end export credits for new coal plant technology marred by Turnbull government-led compromise that could allow up to 16,000MW of extra coal plants – already in the planning pipeline – to be financed.
Latest Direct Action auction won’t even make up for emissions increase in coal generation since dumping of carbon price. When will Turnbull and Hunt have courage to stand up for their convictions? i
Pressure is mounting on the Australian government to toe the line on fossil fuel subsidy reform.
Turnbull asked to do to Galilee Basin coal what Obama has done to Canadian tar sands. Meanwhile, ACF to take Carmichael approval to court, while business still has a long way to go to match their rhetoric on climate action.
Environment minister Greg Hunt hints Malcolm Turnbull will make significant announcement on first day of Paris climate talks, and forecasts one third of coal power to close by 2022.
Coalition may spend another $1 billion buying “abatement” in latest auction, but overall emissions will rise because of lack of price signal, new analysis says. With Paris climate talks just a few weeks away, Australia is being asked to explain its policies.