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Exit Hazelwood ... and the myth of cheap fossil fuels

Today 11:00am - Australia's giant Hazelwood brown coal generator shut down the last of its eight units at 4pm yesterday, the latest and the most powerful symbol of the vast and rapid change in the nation's energy system.

Sydney looks at 2050 to be carbon neutral

Thursday - Sydney has a plan to be carbon-neutral by 2050.

Debbie could teach us a thing or two

Thursday - Despite knowing, approximately, where cyclones tend to occur, we've never thought about adjusting our cities to their effects.

Wildlife changing to keep up with climate

Thursday - Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing Australia’s wildlife, plants and ecosystems, a point driven home by two consecutive years of mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

BILL McKIBBEN: Adani mine is the line in the sand

Tuesday - There is nowhere else on the planet right now where the dichotomy between two potential futures is playing out in such a dramatic and explosive way as Australia.

Australia to shut big-polluting power station

24 Mar 17 - Australia's most polluting power station, Hazelwood, is set to become the ninth coal-fired power station to close its doors, as the nation’s transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy continues.

Pressure mounts on Finkel to consider pricing carbon

20 Mar 17 - The Liberal New South Wales government, major energy users, manufacturers and businesses have urged the Finkel review of the electricity market to consider a price on carbon or a market mechanism.


Turnbull plan strikes at heart of fossil fuel industry

17 Mar 17 - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to spend $2 billion on a hydro scheme that will potentially drive a stake through the heart of the country's fossil fuel generation industry.

Dump all fossil fuels, says Climate Council

14 Mar 17 - Australia’s Climate Council has called for a rapid move away from all fossil-fuelled power sources to reduce the nation’s rising carbon emissions and to protect against worsening extreme weather.

Anxious investors want to see price on carbon

13 Mar 17 - Australia should put a price on carbon or risk investors moving their money out of the country, says a group representing more than $1 trillion worth of investment in New Zealand and Australia.

Climate Institute runs out of money

10 Mar 17 - Australia's Climate Institute will shut its doors after 12 years of providing independent advocacy and research towards climate change solutions, citing lack of funding.

Farmers call for market mechanism to lower emissions

8 Mar 17 - Australian farmers have called for a market-based mechanism to secure clean and affordable energy.

Australia's angry summer rewrites the record books

8 Mar 17 - Australians endured another intense summer, with more than 200 record-breaking extreme weather events driven by climate change, a new Climate Council report says.

Climate impact on Australia might be irreversible

8 Mar 17 - An independent review of the state of Australia’s environment has found the impacts of climate change are increasing and some of the changes could be irreversible.

Australian banks back fossil fuels over renewables

7 Mar 17 - Australia’s big four banks invested three times as much in global fossil fuels as they did in clean energy in 2016, despite pledging to help Australia transition to a low carbon economy.

TRICKY TURNBULL: Trumpian disregard for energy facts

3 Mar 17 - Australian Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has is own solar array and battery storage installation at his own home, and apparently likes to admire how much power is being produced, how much is being...

Sydney not ready for super-heat, say scientists

3 Mar 17 - Scientists say Sydney is unprepared for the knock-on effects of a significant increase in average summer temperatures.

Australia's emissions jump as coal power ramps up

1 Mar 17 - Australia's greenhouse gas pollution jumped in 2015-16 as coal use continued to rise after the scrapping of the carbon price, making it harder to meet its emissions targets.

Gardening in the face of a changing climate

28 Feb 17 - Since 1880, the average global temperature has increased by 0.8deg with large changes in rainfall redistribution. With these changing conditions upon us, and set to continue, gardeners will have to...


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