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Get together and slash emissions, Australians told

20 Jul 17 - Australians collectively could slash greenhouse gas emissions by a staggering 70 per cent if they joined forces to become energy and climate trailblazers in their own backyards.

Australian powerco head supports Paris targets

19 Jul 17 - The head of Australia’s biggest energy utility – and its biggest coal generator – says that if any Clean Energy Target is to be effective it has to take into account global climate targets.

AA fights plan to cut car greenhouse gas emissions

17 Jul 17 - The Australian Automobile Association has tried to kill any government move to cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars, arguing it would increase the cost to consumers and contradicting comprehensive government modelling.

States threaten to go it alone on clean energy

14 Jul 17 - Australian state energy ministers are threatening to go it alone with a clean energy target as they ramp up pressure on the Coalition government.

Believe it or not, Queensland plans to cut emissions

13 Jul 17 - Coal-hungry Queensland is preparing to slash its pollution to net-zero by 2050, under new plans just released by the State Government.

Coal price will decline, experts tell Australia

13 Jul 17 - As Australia mulls the building of its biggest-ever export thermal coal mine, its biggest foreign buyers look set to reduce their consumption, driving down the price of Australian coal, and the profitability of its mines.

Musk's big battery is a real game-changer

11 Jul 17 - Elon Musk’s agreement to build the world’s largest battery for South Australia isn’t just an extraordinary technological breakthrough that signs coal’s death warrant.


Tesla to build giant battery for South Australia

Elon Musk

10 Jul 17 - US-based Tesla and French company Neoen will build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia with plans to complete construction before summer.

Climate Change Authority loses last climate scientist

6 Jul 17 - The Australian government's Climate Change Authority has just lost its last climate scientist.

How Australia bungled climate policy

5 Jul 17 - Australia has never had climate consensus – and it has been costly, argues Labor frontbencher Mark Butler in an extract from his book Climate Wars.

UN urges Australia to rethink Adani coal mine

4 Jul 17 - A UN committee has urged Australia to review its support for expanded coal production.

Censorship cry as Canberra hides emissions data

26 Jun 17 - Australia's Climate Council is calling for the backlog of the nation’s emissions data to be urgently released, with the Federal Government failing to provide the nation’s quarterly data for more than...

You've got it wrong, new report tells Australia

22 Jun 17 - As Australia's Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian...

Australia's climate policies poisoned by pragmatism

20 Jun 17 - A history of failure has left Australia with virtually no genuinely independent advice on climate change.

Miners in bidding war for Rio Tinto's coalmines

13 Jun 17 - A multibillion-dollar bidding war for most of Rio Tinto’s Australian coalmines has broken out between China-backed Yancoal and Glencore after the Swiss commodities company made an unexpected offer.

Finkel’s emissions target breaks Paris commitment

12 Jun 17 - Less than two weeks ago, Australia's chief scietist Alan Finkel told the Senate his landmark report would help the country meet the commitments it made in Paris to reduce its economy-wide emissions...

Shorten offers to end climate wars

9 Jun 17 - Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offering bipartisan co-operation on climate change policy, after a "decade of toxic politics" in the area.

Australia's carbon emissions show rise

9 Jun 17 - Australia’s carbon emissions jumped at the start of 2017, the first time they have risen in the first few months of a year for more than a decade.

Sydney measures emissions from harbour

8 Jun 17 - Carbon dioxide emissions from Sydney Harbour have been measured for the first time.


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