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Labor's Butler on why right wingers see EVs as leftist conspiracy

Labor’s Butler on why right wingers see EVs as leftist conspiracy

An increasingly change-averse political right wing is driving transport to the front line of Australia’s climate wars. Labor’s Mark Butler on why it’s time for Australia to embrace EV transition, or risk becoming another Cuba, a living museum for petrol and diesel cars.

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Labor proposes first renewable energy zone in north west Tasmania

Labor proposes first renewable energy zone in north west Tasmania

Federal opposition proposes renewables zone in north-west Tasmania, as Victorian Labor extends coal mining licences for Latrobe Valley’s major brown coal generators.

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Attack on renewables fatuous, misleading and ideological

Attack on renewables fatuous, misleading and ideological

Politicians line up to accuse media and Coalition members of misleading, fatuous and ideological campaign against renewable energy. Industry says it is price to pay for success.

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Hunt attacked from all sides on 'safeguards mechanism', digs deeper into denial

Hunt attacked from all sides on ‘safeguards mechanism’, digs deeper into denial

Labor calls “peak ineffectiveness” on Direct Action as Greg Hunt denies claims from the right the policy might actually have some bite.

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Labor launches consultation on 2030 emissions target

Labor launches consultation on 2030 emissions target

Opposition launches consultation on its 2030 emissions reduction target, based on CCA-recommended cuts of 45% on 2005 levels.

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Australia on a one-way road to carbon pariah

Australia on a one-way road to carbon pariah

For the Australian government, the IPCC report could not have come at a worse time — or at least, that’s what you would have assumed.