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Greens want to end sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030

Wednesday - The Ausralian Greens have proposed introducing mandatory fuel efficiency standards, ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and imposing a four-year 17 per cent tax on luxury vehicles.

Landmark case challenges NT land clearing

13 Mar 18 - A landmark court case in the Northern Territory is set to consider a challenge to a massive land-clearing approval based on its impacts on climate change.

Canberra politicians ride the golden escalator

12 Mar 18 - More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.

Record means Australia's solar future looks bright

8 Mar 18 - The future of Australia’s solar industry is looking bright after a record 3.5m panels were installed on rooftops last year, giving the equivalent output of a medium-sized coal-fired power station.

Rio Tinto faces $84 billion shareholder revolt

5 Mar 18 - Australia’s second-biggest miner, Rio Tinto, faces a shareholder revolt over the role it plays in the country’s climate and energy debate.

Take your brolly to Broome ... it's had 1.5m of rain this year

26 Feb 18 - It has been a soggy start to the year in the Western Australian town of Broome. In the two months of 2018, 1.5 metres of rain has fallen,

Australia has a role for coal, says Shorten

21 Feb 18 - Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has declared there is a role for coal in Australia, and characterised the controversial Adani coalmine as just “another project”.

Canberra gives carbon emitters the go-ahead

20 Feb 18 - Nearly 60 Australian industrial sites have been given the green light to increase crbon emissions, cancelling out cuts paid for by the Coalition governmet using public money.

Battery boom keeping Australia’s grid fully charged

16 Feb 18 - Australia’s love affair with clean energy and battery storage is only just beginning, with the nation on the verge of an energy storage boom.

Australia's solar boom could almost double capacity in a year

13 Feb 18 - A record-breaking month of rooftop installations and a flood of large-scale solar farms could almost double Australia’s solar power capacity in a single year, industry analysts say.

Rail company rethink another blow to Adani mine

12 Feb 18 - Adani's plans for a mega coal mine in Queensland have taken a fresh hit with freight company Aurizon no longer seeking federal funding to build the project’s rail line.

First foreign Holden ‘missed opportunity’ to be hybrid

12 Feb 18 - The new Holden Commodore – the first to be made overseas – is a “missed opportunity” to launch a high-profile electric or hybrid car in Australia, according to pro-renewables groups.

Tourism Australia's least prepared for climate change

9 Feb 18 - Tourism is Australia’s most vulnerable and least-prepared industry to deal with climate change despite the fact it is already feeling its effects, according to a new report.

Tesla to outfit 50,000 homes with solar and Powerwalls

7 Feb 18 - Tesla will install solar arrays and Powerwalls on 50,000 homes in South Australia to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.

Australian firms strike first forest credits deal

2 Feb 18 - Australian companies have struck the first long-term deal in that country to sell carbon credits generated from plantation forestry.

Australian university to be 100% solar powered

25 Jan 18 - The University of New South Wales in Sydney has signed an agreement to ensure 100 per cent of its electricity needs will be met by solar photovoltaics.

UK billionaire eyes EVs in old Holden plant

24 Jan 18 - UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is looking to buy equipment from and use part of the old Holden factory in South Australia to create an electric vehicle production line.

Australia climbs clean energy leaderboard

24 Jan 18 - Australia has been named among the top 10 nations investing in clean energy, with more than $11.3 billion spent on renewables in 2017.

Good sports sweat it out in stadiums not up to the job

22 Jan 18 - As Australian sports fans and players swelter through another summer season, questions of stadium design to deal with extreme heat are becoming more urgent.

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