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Australian emissions soar over Paris targets

Monday - New studies show Australia is on track to miss its Paris Agreement emissions target by nearly a billion tonnes.

MEMO AUSTRALIA: The Kiwis have a good plan

14 Sep 18 - As Australia prepares for another climate policy reset, it's easy to look to New Zealand and wonder what might have been.

Australia stuck in the slow lane on transport

14 Sep 18 - Australia is stuck in the slow lane on transport pollution as one of the only OECD countries without greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicles, says a new report.

How Australia could be 100% renewable by 2030s

12 Sep 18 - Australia could reach the equivalent of 100 per cent renewables for its electricity needs by the early 2030s by doing nothing more than maintaining the current pace of wind and solar development, a new report has found.

Sylvia tackles Australia in her Tesla ... and look what it cost

12 Sep 18 - Sylvia Wilson, a 70-year-old retired farmer, drove around Australia in an electric car. It cost her $150.90.

Morrison says national energy guarantee 'dead'

10 Sep 18 - Australia's new government remains committed to meeting its Paris emissions targets even as it moves to dump climate change moves that led to the demise of the previous leadership.

Australian Greens back Labor and climate action

5 Sep 18 - Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale will promise to work with a new Labor government to get action on climate change back on track.

Australia rolls out roll-out solar panels

31 Aug 18 - Australia has installed its first solar cells made using a conventional reel-to-reel printer.

Morrison names anti-wind man as energy minister

Angus Taylor

28 Aug 18 - New Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed one of Australia's most prominent anti-wind campaigners as energy minister and a former mining industry lawyer as environment minister.

Sunshine Coast to try smart street lighting

28 Aug 18 - A scheme to use intelligent street lighting is to be given a two-year trial on Australia’s Sunshine Coast.

Does ScoMo mean slo-mo for climate change action?

27 Aug 18 - Australia's new Prime Minister Scott Morrison in February last year brandished a lump of coal in Parliament and told members: "This is coal. Don’t be afraid, don’t be scared.”

Australian climate woes sank a raft of PMs

22 Aug 18 - Australia's inability to come to terms with climate change policy has cost a raft of political leaders their jobs.

Labor offers Victoria half-priced solar panels

21 Aug 18 - Owner-occupiers of homes in Victoria will get half-priced solar panels with no upfront cost under a $1.24 billion election promise by the state Labor government.

Turnbull goes for regulation to set carbon cuts

20 Aug 18 - The Turnbull government is preparing to set the Australian emissions reduction target for the national energy guarantee by regulation rather than legislation.

Huge grant to reef outfit a scandal, Greens say

9 Aug 18 - The awarding of $444 million in taxpayers’ money by the Australian prime minister to the small Great Barrier Reef Foundation without consultation “stinks” and the money should be handed back, the...

Most Australians want more renewables

7 Aug 18 - More than 70 per cent of Australians want the government to set a high renewable energy target to put downward pressure on power prices, according to a new poll.

Smart cities can also cost the environment

2 Aug 18 - The Australian government has allocated $50 million for the Smarter Cities and Suburbs Program to encourage projects that “improve the livability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns”.

Australia energy plan might breach Paris Agreement

27 Jul 18 - An Australian government plan to lock in electricity emissions targets might breach a key commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Waste crisis could become a design opportunity

26 Jul 18 - Researchers are looking for ways to re-purpose expanded polystyrene, taking advantage of this very useful material and keeping it out of landfills.

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