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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.

Believe it or not, Queensland plans to cut emissions

13 Jul 17 - Coal-hungry Queensland is preparing to slash its pollution to net-zero by 2050, under new plans just released by the State Government.

Coal price will decline, experts tell Australia

13 Jul 17 - As Australia mulls the building of its biggest-ever export thermal coal mine, its biggest foreign buyers look set to reduce their consumption, driving down the price of Australian coal, and the...

Musk's big battery is a real game-changer

11 Jul 17 - Elon Musk’s agreement to build the world’s largest battery for South Australia isn’t just an extraordinary technological breakthrough that signs coal’s death warrant.

Tesla to build giant battery for South Australia

Elon Musk

10 Jul 17 - US-based Tesla and French company Neoen will build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia with plans to complete construction before summer.

Climate Change Authority loses last climate scientist

6 Jul 17 - The Australian government's Climate Change Authority has just lost its last climate scientist.

How Australia bungled climate policy

5 Jul 17 - Australia has never had climate consensus – and it has been costly, argues Labor frontbencher Mark Butler in an extract from his book Climate Wars.

UN urges Australia to rethink Adani coal mine

4 Jul 17 - A UN committee has urged Australia to review its support for expanded coal production.

Censorship cry as Canberra hides emissions data

26 Jun 17 - Australia's Climate Council is calling for the backlog of the nation’s emissions data to be urgently released, with the Federal Government failing to provide the nation’s quarterly data for more than...

22 Jun 17  You've got it wrong, new report tells Australia

20 Jun 17  Australia's climate policies poisoned by pragmatism

13 Jun 17  Miners in bidding war for Rio Tinto's coalmines

12 Jun 17  Finkel’s emissions target breaks Paris commitment

9 Jun 17  Shorten offers to end climate wars

9 Jun 17  Australia's carbon emissions show rise

8 Jun 17  Sydney measures emissions from harbour

7 Jun 17  Adani gives green light to Carmichael mine

2 Jun 17  End of land clearing would slash emissions

1 Jun 17  Australia has record-breaking year for renewables

1 Jun 17  Canberra gets serious about electric vehicles

30 May 17  Australia vows to support Paris climate deal

25 May 17  Australian farmers are adapting to climate change

22 May 17  How Adani could damage climate, health, tourism

17 May 17  Why 2deg warming is worse for Australia than 1.5deg

16 May 17  Australia’s biggest emitters opt to wait and see

16 May 17  Solar keeps farmers' beer cold out in the boondocks

12 May 17  California could inspire Australia's energy future

12 May 17  Canberra axes climate research unit funding

12 May 17  Young women bring new look to life down on the farm

11 May 17  Australia doesn't need Adani mine, says Westpac

11 May 17  COOL IDEA: Sydney to spend $8m on trees

11 May 17  COFFEE TO GO: Would you like sustainability with that?

4 May 17  Canberra swimming against the tide on Westpac call

4 May 17  Solar could provide 30% of Australia’s power needs by 2030

1 May 17  Big banks distance themselves from Adani mine

1 May 17  Households key to Australia’s energy transition

13 Apr 17  Turnbull tells Adani native title won't stop mine

13 Apr 17  Barrier bleaching could set back Queensland by $1b

11 Apr 17  Beating the heat for apartment dwellers

10 Apr 17  Three Australian banks review exposure to fossil fuels

7 Apr 17  Debbie shows up dangers of concentrated cropping

7 Apr 17  Open letter urges Turnbull to deliver energy reforms

6 Apr 17  Memo Australia: There'll be many more Debbies

5 Apr 17  Australia in ‘disaster alley’ for climate refugees

4 Apr 17  Australia looks at benefits of social impact investing

3 Apr 17  South Australia gets billion-dollar solar farm

31 Mar 17  Exit Hazelwood ... and the myth of cheap fossil fuels

30 Mar 17  Sydney looks at 2050 to be carbon neutral

30 Mar 17  Debbie could teach us a thing or two

30 Mar 17  Wildlife changing to keep up with climate

28 Mar 17  BILL McKIBBEN: Adani mine is the line in the sand

24 Mar 17  Australia to shut big-polluting power station

20 Mar 17  Pressure mounts on Finkel to consider pricing carbon

17 Mar 17  Turnbull plan strikes at heart of fossil fuel industry

14 Mar 17  Dump all fossil fuels, says Climate Council

13 Mar 17  Anxious investors want to see price on carbon

10 Mar 17  Climate Institute runs out of money

8 Mar 17  Farmers call for market mechanism to lower emissions

8 Mar 17  Australia's angry summer rewrites the record books

8 Mar 17  Climate impact on Australia might be irreversible

7 Mar 17  Australian banks back fossil fuels over renewables

3 Mar 17  TRICKY TURNBULL: Trumpian disregard for energy facts

3 Mar 17  Sydney not ready for super-heat, say scientists

1 Mar 17  Australia's emissions jump as coal power ramps up

28 Feb 17  Gardening in the face of a changing climate

28 Feb 17  Wind, solar and hydro grid cheapest for Australia

24 Feb 17  Australia launches energy marketplace for rooftop solar

24 Feb 17  Solar power plants now cheaper than coal

22 Feb 17  Climate scepticism far-right badge of honour – even in sweltering Australia

21 Feb 17  Coalition might change rules to fund coal plants

20 Feb 17  Regulator says companies must factor in climate risks

20 Feb 17  Labor will not back 2030 renewable energy target

14 Feb 17  Australia set for ‘huge year’ in renewables

13 Feb 17  Australia’s energy grid can't handle extreme heat

10 Feb 17  Extreme wildfires set to increase by up to 50%

9 Feb 17  Report explains Australia's worsening weather

2 Feb 17  January hottest ever in Sydney and Brisbane

1 Feb 17  Australian coal move carries $62b bill

1 Feb 17  Australia might have to make deeper emissions cuts

31 Jan 17  Melbourne trams to be powered by solar energy

31 Jan 17  'Clean coal’ power is not the answer in Australia

26 Jan 17  This threat to animals should provoke shame in our hearts

15 Dec 16  Queensland plugs in largest solar farm

15 Dec 16  Addiction to big houses is blowing the energy budget

9 Dec 16  South Australia says states could go it alone

9 Dec 16  Chief scientist criticises climate policy chaos

8 Dec 16  Anxious states await extreme bushfire season

7 Dec 16  Frydenberg backtracks on emissions trading

6 Dec 16  Anxious investors plead for clear climate policy

6 Dec 16  Australian lines companies call for carbon trading

5 Dec 16  Canberra climate review to focus on emissions target

28 Nov 16  Sydney finds a use for billions of takeaway coffee cups

25 Nov 16  How seasonal weather can affect human health

24 Nov 16  Australia welcomes Trump's fossil fuels vow

22 Nov 16  Emissions to jump under NSW land-clearing laws

18 Nov 16  Australia ranked among worst for climate action

16 Nov 16  Sydney solar power project seeks public money

11 Nov 16  Australia ratifies, under a large Trump-shaped shadow

9 Nov 16  Aust industry finally sees potential in wind and solar

8 Nov 16  Australian unions call for 'just transition' from coal

28 Oct 16  PHEW! Australia is getting hotter and dryer

27 Oct 16  Coal seam gas emissions Australia’s new carbon bomb

27 Oct 16  Coal won’t solve poverty, but it might save PM's career

19 Oct 16  Divestment not the best approach, says AMP

18 Oct 16  Why poorer suburbs are more at risk in warming cities

14 Oct 16  Australian to head Green Climate Fund

14 Oct 16  The best idea is not to put up new buildings

13 Oct 16  What do you think you're doing, UN asks Australia

13 Oct 16  State lays out cost-neutral path to renewables

12 Oct 16  Australian firms accept role of carbon prices

12 Oct 16  Why renters are being left out in the cold

11 Oct 16  Queensland fast-tracks Carmichael coal mine

4 Oct 16  Is this the dawn of Australia's hydrogen economy?

3 Oct 16  As lights go out, Turnbull switches on peak stupid

3 Oct 16  Why storing carbon in land can’t solve climate change

30 Sep 16  Australia admits it's in the dark over Paris pledges

27 Sep 16  A green and happy holiday? You can have it all

13 Sep 16  The fossil fuel divestment game is getting bigger

13 Sep 16  Renewables are getting cheaper all the time

9 Sep 16  Energy leaders call on MPs to save funding

9 Sep 16  Australia backs large-scale solar plants

8 Sep 16  PACIFIC PARIAH: Australia’s love of coal has left it out in the diplomatic cold

7 Sep 16  Sydney to dump $500m in fossil fuels investment

7 Sep 16  Dissenting academics write own climate report

6 Sep 16  Power prices need to rise to tackle climate change

2 Sep 16  Why Direct Action didn't work for big emitters

2 Sep 16  G20 talks climate while Australia cuts energy funding

2 Sep 16  Climate Change Authority gambles on political pragmatism

1 Sep 16  CAPITAL CASE: Strong policies will attract investment

1 Sep 16  Bennett all ears as Canberra talks about Paris

1 Sep 16  Minister plays down climate watchdog calls

31 Aug 16  Victoria first state to ban fracking

30 Aug 16  Climate sceptic to chair environment body

29 Aug 16  Paris check: Australia’s climate plans in focus

26 Aug 16  Experts demand Turnbull take climate action

26 Aug 16  Let's give ecosystems a helping hand

25 Aug 16  How Australia could blow its carbon budget

22 Aug 16  Australia home the Bear Grylls of desert plants

22 Aug 16  Scientists must have Plan B for climate change

16 Aug 16  BARRIER BLUES: See the reef while you can

8 Aug 16  'Virtual' battery storage plant will ease price spikes

5 Aug 16  Turnbull orders CSIRO jobs u-turn

2 Aug 16  UN asked Australia to cover up Barrier Reef lobbying

2 Aug 16  Australians face loss of rooftop solar payments

28 Jul 16  Frydenberg: Australia's use of coal is falling

26 Jul 16  Power price woes are more due to gas than wind

26 Jul 16  Australia to build first hybrid wind-solar farm

21 Jul 16  Melbourne hosts 'Tesla Town'

20 Jul 16  It's not easy being green when you're poor

20 Jul 16  Victoria approves state's largest windfarm

19 Jul 16  New climate minister believes in 'moral case' for coal

15 Jul 16  This time, can Turnbull do climate and energy?

11 Jul 16  Renewable jet fuel could be growing on gum trees

8 Jul 16  Solar panel recycler finds business is booming

6 Jul 16  Hanson brings climate denial to Senate

5 Jul 16  Banks trim lending to renewables projects

29 Jun 16  Sydney sets sights on zero carbon by 2050

27 Jun 16  Bulk-buy promises Australians cheaper solar

24 Jun 16  Australians spend billions on rooftop solar

23 Jun 16  Are the Greens the climate radicals Australia needs?

23 Jun 16  Rugged climate puts the squeeze on cuddly koalas

22 Jun 16  Catholic church thinking big on fossil fuel divestment

22 Jun 16  GREEN DREAM: Petrol to drive car market in 2030

20 Jun 16  More want climate action now than before carbon tax

17 Jun 16  Could ‘nitrogen trading’ help the Great Barrier Reef?

15 Jun 16  Flood-hit farmers demand climate action

10 Jun 16  Victoria sets date to be carbon neutral

8 Jun 16  Cities need a clean-up as massive storms pump pollution into the sea

3 Jun 16  Queensland bankrolls council climate projects

3 Jun 16  Temperature records tumble in Australia

1 Jun 16  Most Australian voters support renewable energy

30 May 16  Australia’s low-emissions roadmap a trip to nowhere

25 May 16  Climate groups join forces for election blitz

25 May 16  Coastal climate law shift is a landmark reform

24 May 16  EATING AUSSIES: Dining on kangaroos and camels could help the environment

23 May 16  ELECTION 2016: Climate politics off to a chilly start

23 May 16  Want to know if the Paris climate deal is working?

19 May 16  Future climate could cast shade on renewables

17 May 16  Coal-free SA could fill the gap with batteries

16 May 16  Summer storms will bring flash floods to cities

10 May 16  Australia delays ETS report till after election

10 May 16  Change to clean energy means massive social change

9 May 16  Canberra spends $500m in Direct Action auctions

6 May 16  Enviro scorecard shows Australia again in decline

5 May 16  There's more than one way to fund urban infrastructure

3 May 16  Australia's renewable energy target in doubt

29 Apr 16  Is carbon farming the answer for clapped-out Australia?

28 Apr 16  Labor’s climate policy puts it back in the game

28 Apr 16  Policy sounds good to us, say investors

27 Apr 16  Drought forecasting isn’t just about water

27 Apr 16  Labor promises emissions trading scheme

22 Apr 16  Cool building ideas for hot cities of the future

20 Apr 16  Nature is neglected in election at nation's peril

19 Apr 16  Here's a six-point plan for getting Australia on track

14 Apr 16  Day of the industrials in next ERF auction

12 Apr 16  Could this be a fair dinkum climate policy for Australia?

31 Mar 16  Storing carbon could help to meet climate goals

30 Mar 16  Aussie offices race to go green

24 Mar 16  What will Turnbull’s $1b energy fund actually do?

14 Mar 16  Nature’s hidden wealth is conservation’s missed opportunity

11 Mar 16  How climate denial gained a foothold in the Liberal Party

7 Mar 16  An environmentally just city works best for all

3 Mar 16  Recycled water could help to cut the food bills

1 Mar 16  Australia’s pollution rising while Canberra tinkers

29 Feb 16  Canberra backs fossil fuel 'growth centre' with $15m

26 Feb 16  Urban sprawl is threatening Sydney’s foodbowl

25 Feb 16  Kiwi trader poised and ready in Sydney

25 Feb 16  Energy markets unlikely ally in the emissions effort

24 Feb 16  You talk too much, market expert tells Canberra

15 Feb 16  Australia backs liveable cities with $250m boost

9 Feb 16  Senate orders carbon risk disclosure probe

9 Feb 16  CSIRO boss' logic could waste billions in taxes

2 Feb 16  Canberra pulls plug on emissions funding

25 Jan 16  Sydney makes a plan to win the climate war

25 Jan 16  Out-of-touch traffic modelling drives policy madness

18 Jan 16  Don't scare the horses, advises academic

30 Nov 15  Wind, solar, coal and gas will reach similar costs by 2030

23 Nov 15  Bushfires overlap strains fire-fighting resources

23 Nov 15  How this agreement deals another blow to coal

23 Nov 15  Australia eyes carry-over credits, says expert

16 Nov 15  Auction time again, but it's not really working

16 Nov 15  Business picking up the pace ahead of Paris summit

9 Nov 15  As drought looms, the Murray-Darling is healthier

2 Nov 15  Big Aussies signal quit-carbon commitments

2 Nov 15  Plantation boom broken, so let’s go carbon farming

27 Oct 15  Red-hot summer means blue-green algae

12 Oct 15  Early action could see voluntary carbon market

12 Oct 15  Is Turnbull the man to clean up the climate mess?

12 Oct 15  Solar tops renewables in Australia

5 Oct 15  Auction 2 could see contracts total worth $1b

5 Oct 15  A 21st century government must care for nature

5 Oct 15  Australian states threaten to go back to the future

5 Oct 15  Global experts talk low-carbon economy

5 Oct 15  Remote Queensland solar plant makes a mark

21 Sep 15  Turnbull should go back to his old climate self

21 Sep 15  Australian climate turns up heat on tennis stars

14 Sep 15  Canberra climate boss quits over 'hostile' minister

14 Sep 15  ... so, where does the authority go from here

7 Sep 15  Australia’s new cap a trading scheme in all but name

31 Aug 15  Scientists rate Australia even worse than NZ

24 Aug 15  Sydney sets energy sights on saving $600 million

17 Aug 15  Australia's 'weak' emissions targets don't add up

17 Aug 15  Frustrated Sydney gets climate act together

3 Aug 15  Australia's worst emitters look like dodging the bullet

3 Aug 15  Sustainable oil from algae: the technology is ready, but what about the politics?

3 Aug 15  Message in a bottle: wine industry gives farmers a taste of what's to come

27 Jul 15  One year on from the carbon price experiment, the rebound in emissions is clear

20 Jul 15  Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

20 Jul 15  Bioenergy: making money and clean energy

6 Jul 15  Carbon players look to world market

6 Jul 15  Australia’s ‘climate roundtable’ could unite old foes and end the carbon deadlock

29 Jun 15  Australia can halve emissions by 2030, says new analysis

29 Jun 15  The carbon tax wasn’t a ‘slug’ to the economy and Direct Action may be a waste of money

15 Jun 15  Australia's emissions figures wrong, says report

15 Jun 15  Australia faces stormy future as temperatures soar

8 Jun 15  Australia in the spotlight at climate talks, for all the wrong reasons

2 Jun 15  Wait and pay: action on climate change is cheap, delay is costly

25 May 15  The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

25 May 15  Wealthy nations overlook the dangers of climate change

18 May 15  A tale of two futures: Australia’s economy under climate change

18 May 15  No green shoots for sustainability in this Budget

18 May 15  Geraldton pools get in the swim

11 May 15  We’re not there yet, Garnaut tells Australia

11 May 15  Australia pays cost of climate-driven heat waves

11 May 15  Canberra dragging the chain, says UN climate chief

4 May 15  New Sydney waste effort rakes in the e-rubbish

4 May 15  Companies sold themselves short, says analyst

28 Apr 15  So, where's the carbon auction money going?

28 Apr 15  Watchdog calls for 30% emissions cut by 2025

28 Apr 15  Unburnable carbon: why we need to leave fossil fuels in the ground

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