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Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

Today 9:00am - Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions from land use are excluded, according to new estimates.

Is this the end of the road for Adani’s megamine?

Friday - Adani’s operations in Australia appear to be hanging on by a thread, as activists prove effective at undermining the company’s chances of getting the finance it needs.

Yes, it's a massive battery, but it does quite a lot

Wednesday - Australians are watching in anticipation to see what impact South Australia's Tesla battery has on the local electricity market, and whether it could be a game-changer nationally.

‘I don’t know how Turnbull faces his grandkids’

5 Dec 17 - Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd talks about the failure of his country’s climate policy, the rise of China and the Carmichael coal mine.

Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

4 Dec 17 - The Tesla big battery – the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage installation – was officially switched on in South Australia on Friday.

Victorian logging could trigger ecosystem collapse

4 Dec 17 - Decades of unsustainable logging has created an “extinction debt” in Victoria’s central highlands that will trigger an ecosystem-wide collapse within 50 years without urgent intervention.

Labor victory could spell end of Adani coal mine

1 Dec 17 - Queensland Labor looks certain to form a government promising to veto a $1b public loan, which observers say puts the giant Adani coal project in serious doubt.


Australian shareholders should be told, says thinktank

30 Nov 17 - Australian companies need to start developing sophisticated scenario-based analyses of climate risks, and incorporating them into their business, a thinktank has said.

Musk's Australia battery poised for final testing

27 Nov 17 - The world’s largest lithium-ion battery, which is being built in South Australia by Tesla to store renewable energy, is about to enter final testing.

Melbourne consortium underwrites windfarm

27 Nov 17 - Three Melbourne councils, two universities, Zoos Victoria, and half a dozen corporations have banded together to underwrite a windfarm in western Victoria.

Disaster on Australia's doorstep, officials warn

24 Nov 17 - Climate change is creating a disaster on Australia’s doorstep, according to a government white paper.

Former UN climate chief lobbies against Adani loan

21 Nov 17 - Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has made a rare intervention in Australian politics, urging the Turnbull government not to grant a controversial coal project a near A$1 billion loan.

Australia a Top 10 nation - for cutting down trees

20 Nov 17 - Eastern Australia ranks in the top 10 of the world’s major deforestation fronts – the only area in a developed nation.

Medibank drops millions worth fossil-fuel investments

15 Nov 17 - Australia’s largest private health insurer, Medibank, will shed tens of millions of dollars in fossil-fuel investments because of the effects of climate change on human health.

Coal-fired plant sent $1b offshore while pocketing public's $117m

10 Nov 17 - The owner of one of Australia’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants quietly moved $1bn offshore within days of pocketing $117m from taxpayers.

Whyalla steel goes green with solar and storage

2 Nov 17 - UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has made good on his commitment to transform his newly acquired Australian steel business into a renewable energy powerhouse.

Billion-dollar renewables boom boosts Queensland

1 Nov 17 - Queensland is a leader in Australia’s renewables boom, with more than $1.6 billion dollars invested in large-scale projects creating more than 1300 construction jobs.

Demand for fresh vegetables all year round is killing soils

31 Oct 17 - Consumers’ expectations that certain types of produce will be available all year round mean that farmers must engage in unsustainable and destructive practices.

Regional businesses use renewables to slash costs

31 Oct 17 - From solar to running generators, some regional businesses in Australia have quit the energy grid and several others are showing interest in defecting.


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