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Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition "right wing thugs" over carbon price

Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition “right wing thugs” over carbon price

Retiring Labor stalwart Wayne Swan cites losing carbon price debate to “vicious” Abbott-led scare campaign as major regret.

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How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

An updated study from US and Danish academics says we can electrify the world through using mainly solar, wind and hydro – and for a quarter of the cost of fossil fuels, if you factor in savings from avoided damage to the environment and health.

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Warming past 1.5°C: Quantifying our Faustian bargain with fossil fuels

Warming past 1.5°C: Quantifying our Faustian bargain with fossil fuels

The climate system will heat well past 1.5 °C and perhaps up to 2°C without any further fossil fuel emissions, new research finds.

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Shorten hails cheap wind and solar, but will he stop Adani?

Shorten hails cheap wind and solar, but will he stop Adani?

Shorten says transition to renewables key to cheap and reliable energy, new industries, and the future of the reef. But he’s going to have to work hard to make this a major issue in what could be an election year, and he needs to be clear about Adani.

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‘We have to change capitalism’ to beat climate change, says world's biggest asset manager

‘We have to change capitalism’ to beat climate change, says world’s biggest asset manager

Top brass at the world’s largest asset manager says the rules governing investments are evolving to factor in environmental risks

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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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The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

At Davos, the world’s economic elite will make much of climate crisis and their desire to green global capitalism; but will ignore one of the most powerful tools.

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Will mainstream media be duped in 2018 by climate denial spin doctors?

Will mainstream media be duped in 2018 by climate denial spin doctors?

Will 2018 be the year that mainstream media is not duped by professional spin doctors and fake experts paid to downplay and deny the realities of climate change?

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Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

There are four key steps to ensure that climate policy remains a recipe for business as usual, and the Australian government has followed them to the letter.

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Turnbull’s big climate fail, and no positive change in policy

Turnbull’s big climate fail, and no positive change in policy

Turnbull government review declares its climate policy a success. New data, however, tells a different story.