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Australian businesses back renewables

Wednesday - Australian businesses are jumping on board the renewables boom with almost half of the nation's major companies making the switch to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy.

How will drought-hit farmers feed Australia?

15 May 18 - Australia has just experienced the eighth-driest April on record with rainfall across grain, sheep and cattle heartlands well below normal. So how do farmers plan to keep the country fed?

No money in Aussie budget to fight climate change

14 May 18 - Australia's response to intensifying extreme weather events remains at the bottom of the national agenda, after the Federal Budget failed to deliver funding for measures to tackle climate change.

Energy service finds best deal for customers

11 May 18 - An Australian consumer group Choice has launched a $99 service to compare prices from electricity retailers, monitor them for 12 months and automatically switch subscribers to the best deal.

Droughts could be worst in 800 years

7 May 18 - Droughts, floods, heatwaves, and fires have battered Australia for millennia. Are recent extreme events really worse than those in the past?

Rio Tinto climate resolution marks big shift

7 May 18 - What does the advocacy group the Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility have in common with the Local Government Super fund, the Church of England Pensions Board, and the Seventh Swedish National Pension Fund?

Climate 'culture war' will doom Australia

Mark Butler

3 May 18 - Australia will not achieve its emissions reductions targets until it ends the “culture war” on climate policy, Labor frontbencher Mark Butler has said.


Labor states won't compromise on renewables

20 Apr 18 - Australia's Labor states will seek a watertight undertaking that their renewable energy schemes and targets will remain undisturbed by the Turnbull government’s proposed national energy guarantee at...

Turnbull might allow power firms to buy offsets

19 Apr 18 - The Turnbull government is hedging its bets on whether to allow Australian energy companies to buy offsets to comply with their new 26 per cent emissions reduction target.

Australia's gas boom is getting out of whack

18 Apr 18 - The massive growth of Australia’s natural gas industry is inconsistent with the country's Paris commitments.

ACT takes lead on electric vehicles

17 Apr 18 - The Australian Capital Territory government has announced the country’s most ambitious transition plan to electric vehicles.

KOALA CRISIS: Don't blame urban sprawl for the deaths

11 Apr 18 - Tree clearing, not urban sprawl, is to blame for the deaths of thousands of koalas in Queensland, say environmentalists.

Most Australians want rid of coal power

3 Apr 18 - A majority of Australians would support phasing out coal power by 2030, including half the people in a sample identifying as Coalition voters, according to a new survey.

US and China behave as global emissions increase

26 Mar 18 - While global carbon emissions crept upward in 2017 the trends were not entirely bad news - the world's two biggest emitters, China and the United States, made progress in their own ways.

Thousands rally against coal in Sydney

26 Mar 18 - Thousands of people have marched through Sydney calling for an end to coal seam gas and coal mining and a renewed focus on renewables.

Ocean heatwave caused massive gas release

23 Mar 18 - A severe heatwave off Western Australia eight years ago hammered the world's largest region of seagrass, triggering the release of as much as nine million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Climate champion Weatherill chucks it in

Jay Weatherill

20 Mar 18 - The Turnbull government is one step closer to being able to implement its proposed national energy guarantee, courtesy of Jay Weatherill’s departure as the South Australian premier after Saturday’s...

Greens want to end sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030

14 Mar 18 - 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.


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