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The Turnbull Government fights for coal despite International Energy Agency warnings

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The contradictions in the government’s approach to climate change are being flushed out via a diplomatic dispute with the US. But it’s not just Obama making things difficult, with the International Energy Agency changing its tune on coal demand.

Going off-grid is ‘greedy and selfish’ says power exec, so what about Aldi shoppers?

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The head of a major utility who accused his customers of being ‘greedy & selfish’ to use batteries plus solar to go off-grid reflects the monopoly entitlement mentality of a sector that lacks competitive discipline.

Does Turnbull want to put a spine into the global climate agreement?

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In fending off calls to ban new coal mines, the PM has suggested we should focus on ends rather than means. He's right, but how can you possibly trust a politician's pledge to reduce emissions in 10 to 15 years' time?

The weaknesses in BHP's climate-deal stress tests

Some assume mining and emission reduction regulations are in conflict, but analysis from BHP Billiton shows it's more complex and suggests relatively little impact on their earnings. But there's some weaknesses in their assumptions.

Four power sector transforming events Turnbull distracted us from

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The Tony Abbott-Malcolm Turnbull drama means many may have missed 4 events illustrating the big battle over our electricity system.

One Goldman Sachs chart shows that India won't save the coal industry

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A single chart from Goldman Sachs illustrates not even rapid growth in Indian coal demand can rescue the coal market from decline. So why is our new energy minister considering spending billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money on rail for new coal mines?

Australia must use its brain power to get carbon efficient

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China and the US are miles ahead of us on carbon reduction strategies. We need to pick up our game using the available technologies or risk falling further behind.

US and China strike climate change deal

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World's top two emitters agree to cut emissions over the next 20 years.

The class action risk for super funds dumping resources

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A decision by the trustees of ANU’s superannuation fund to divest resources holdings could result in members taking legal action.

How Australia missed the fracking boat

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The long-term environmental and economic benefits that the US extracted from the shale gas boom are yet to be realised in Australia.

Natural gas markets spark fuel for thought

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Cheaper natural gas is helping to make US manufacturing more competitive, but in other parts of the world gas prices are heading in the opposite direction.

Abbott's fossil fuel ire is misplaced

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Prime Minister Abbott should pressure firms to reveal which fossil fuel assets may become stranded, rather than criticising investors seeking to protect themselves.

UK reopens the door to fracking

by AAP
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Govt to allow shale exploration licenses after three-year suspension.

BHP a top 20 global polluter

by AAP
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German think tank report claims BHP is a heavy polluter, but Chevron is in another league.

Rio energy boss pushes coal

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Harry Kenyon-Slaney to claim climate change debate must recognise coal is here for decades to come.

BHP defends green credentials

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BHP board 'ill-equipped' to deal with climate change: former ACA chair.

BHP CEO defends green credentials

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Mackenzie insists BHP understands climate change after criticism.

US targets power plant emissions

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EPA proposes limiting carbon emissions from new power plants.

China vows to ban coal-fired plants

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Govt says it will ban new plants in three key industrial regions.

Coalition verdict on LNG plant looms

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New govt's environmental credentials to go under spotlight in Arrow LNG plant decision at Gladstone.

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