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South Australia to build solar thermal plant

Friday - South Australia will build a 150MW solar thermal plant to bring clean, reliable power to the state.

Miner Adani faces claims of financial fraud

Thursday - Indian mining giant Adani, seeking public funds to develop one of the world’s largest coal mines in Australia, has been accused of fraudulently siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowed money into overseas tax havens.

Carmichael matters to Australia – and the world

Thursday - Proposals for Adani's Carmichael coal mine in Queensland threatens not only the Great Barrier Reef, but also global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

UK wrapping up $3b Green Bank sale to Australia

Thursday - The UK government this week is preparing to complete the $3 billion sale of its Green Investment Bank to a group led by Australia's Macquarie Group.

THE MADHOUSE EFFECT: How Australia and the US compare

Wednesday - Climate policy in both Australia and the United States is being built upon alternative facts, fake news, outright lies, PR spin and industry-written talking points.

Climate change could spell disaster for Australia

Tuesday - Military and climate experts, including a former chief of the defence force, have warned that Australia faces potential “disastrous consequences” from climate change.

Queensland gives nod to Wandoan coal mine

10 Aug 17 - A multibillion-dollar coalmine proposal in Queensland has been granted mining leases years after it was shelved amid falling commodity prices and a ramped-up global response to climate change.


Shareholder action 'sign of things to come'

9 Aug 17 - Shareholder moves to sue an Australian bank for failing to adequately disclose its financial exposure to climate change are a sign of things to come, a lawyer says.

Shareholders sue Commonwealth Bank

9 Aug 17 - The embattled Commonwealth Bank is being sued by shareholders for what they say is a failure to properly disclose the risks to the business posed by climate change.

Shortage of climate scientists puts Australia at serious risk

4 Aug 17 - Australia has a critical shortage of climate scientists, leaving it at serious risk of not delivering essential climate and weather services.

Australia records hottest July

2 Aug 17 - Australia has had its warmest July on record, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Australia left in the slow lane for electric cars

1 Aug 17 - News that deliveries to Australia of the Tesla Model 3 – the company’s first sub $60,000 electric vehicle – will not begin until 2019, nearly 3 years after enthusiasts put down a refundable deposit,...

Poor power users hurt by climate policy uncertainty

1 Aug 17 - Low-income and disadvantaged Australians are bearing the brunt of energy price rises caused by climate policy uncertainty, a new report says.

Queensland to build one of longest e-vehicle highways

28 Jul 17 - Within six months, Queensland will have a 2000km network of electric vehicle charging stations that make up one of the world’s longest electric vehicle highways.

Aboriginals take carbon farming to Canada

27 Jul 17 - Australia’s world-leading indigenous land management and carbon farming programmes are spreading internationally, with a formal agreement signed to help to build a similar programme in Canada.

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...

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.


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