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US, Australia fight push to bar fossil fuel interests from climate talks

Developing nations want to ban fossil fuel interests from participating in, and sponsoring, UN climate talks – much to the chagrin of countries like US and Australia.

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NEG high level design document at a glance

NEG high level design document at a glance

Highlights from the high level NEG document distributed to COAG energy ministers ahead of next Friday’s meeting.

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Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

A commission will decide the timeline for phasing out coal, under a coalition deal agreed between social democrats and Angela Merkel’s conservatives

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Geoengineering carries ‘large risks’ for the natural world, studies show

Geoengineering carries ‘large risks’ for the natural world, studies show

Reducing the impacts of human-caused climate change through use of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage could have major consequences for wildlife, forests and water resources.

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Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

White House wanted to use solar tariffs to punish China, but it will end up punishing the states that voted for him the most.

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5 reasons why clean energy future can’t be stopped

5 reasons why clean energy future can’t be stopped

No longer must we wonder whether renewable energy resources can power our future economy, but rather, “how quickly”.

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Replacing India’s coal plants with solar and wind could save billions, analysis finds

Replacing India’s coal plants with solar and wind could save billions, analysis finds

New research shows nearly two-thirds of India’s coal power generation is no longer price competitive with new solar and wind.

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Germany lifts 2030 renewable energy target to 65%

Germany lifts 2030 renewable energy target to 65%

On Friday, a 28-page text covering the main policy fields cursorily was published after a previous draft had been leaked. For energy policy, the changes are encouraging, but a lot of question marks remain.

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We need to 'climate-proof' our sports stadiums

We need to ‘climate-proof’ our sports stadiums

As the New South Wales government embarks on a hugely expensive rebuild of major stadiums across Sydney, now is a good time to ask whether major Australian sports venues are adequately “climate-proofed” for a warming future.

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This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

New Colorado wind farms with batteries are now cheaper than running old coal plants.

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What we learned about climate in 2017 – and why it's terrifying

What we learned about climate in 2017 – and why it’s terrifying

2017 marks the first time scientists concluded certain events could not have occurred – like, at all – without global warming.