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Macquarie offers £500m for sustainable projects

Thursday - Australian investment group Macquarie has offered £500 million to finance green projects.

Australian firms told to catch up on climate risk

Tuesday - Australian companies are not doing enough work to model the risks of climate change and how it will affect their profitability, a new report says.

Gas-guzzler Australia on road to becoming the next Cuba

15 Jun 18 - Australia's reluctance to recognise electric vehicles could mean that eventually it will join Cuba as the globe's Jurassic Park for cars.

Worsening drought pushes farmers to the brink

13 Jun 18 - On NSW's Liverpool plains, cows are being slaughtered because there is no way of feeding them after years of extreme weather.

Green steel king vows cheap power for Aussies

12 Jun 18 - UK “green steel” billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has unveiled a landmark agreement to provide cheap solar power to five major South Australian companies, promising to slash their electricity costs by up to 50 per cent.

Sweet turns sour as sugar takes on solar

12 Jun 18 - As solar farms spread across the central agricultural regions of Queensland, opponents are becoming increasingly vocal.

Australian beats Elon Musk to $820,000 Global Energy Prize

11 Jun 18 - Australia’s “father of PV”, Professor Martin Green, has been awarded the 2018 Global Energy Prize, beating out a shortlist that included Tesla’s Elon Musk.

Climate change a clear and present danger to Australia

25 May 18 - The changing climate means Australia is facing a range of important domestic and international security implications, a Senate report has found.

Australian businesses back renewables

16 May 18 - 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...

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.

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