Carbon markets

California eyes southern border for ETS expansion

Pact between US state and Mexico could lead to carbon market link.

Japan signs another international permits deal

Asian giant to allow permits from Mexico to rein in emissions post-Fukushima.

Shanghai carbon market cuts emissions 3.5%

CO2 output 5.3 million tonnes in 200-firm pilot scheme.

Can Hunt sell the Senate a half-baked Direct Action?

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Environment Minister Greg Hunt is urging opposition parties to join him at the negotiating table to discuss Direct Action. But can Labor and co really commit to an unfinished vision?

Will nothing remain after carbon tax repeal?

With elements within business and the Coalition supportive of an ETS, and electricity-intensive industries losing clout, surely something must re-emerge to fill the climate policy void.

US utility hopes to build more reactors

Southern becomes first to propose nuclear expansion since new EPA carbon rules.

Can big solar take on wind? Look to the banks

Some utility-scale solar developers are talking up the prospects of PV plants being about 40% cheaper, and matching wind's viability. They just need to get bankers thinking similarly.

Americans back carbon tax 'with revenue flip'

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Majority would lend support if revenue funneled towards renewables, rebates: poll.

Tropical biology scientists pen letter to Abbott

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Global association gathering in Cairns fear for climate policy drift.

EPA chief to face Senate grilling

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McCarthy to take hot seat to discuss Obama power plant rules.

Preparing for the climate displaced, both rich and poor

Far from running out of land, the world still has more than enough available land to provide for the needs of those everywhere facing and living with climate displacement.

Shorten makes case for ETS in Washington

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Opposition leader says lack of climate policy may soon affect trade deals.

Hunt learns to love the CEFC but delivers veiled threat on RET

The Environment Minister has given the first sign the government is undergoing a pragmatic rethink of its jihad on carbon reduction initiatives and institutions in light of Clive Palmer's Al Gore moment.

Global renewables upswing, via wind

The week in clean energy saw a China and wind-led investment surge, offshore wind gain traction beyond Europe, and green bonds' appeal to continue to grow.

Warburton comments telling: Solar Citizens

RET review panel head loses credibility in 'vilifying' Palmer, says solar users group.

Clean energy investors' plea for certainty

An open letter from 17 renewables companies urges the government to keep the Renewable Energy Target, saying any weakening of the scheme risked financial distress and potentially failure, and could see sovereign risk expand beyond the sector.

Clean energy investors' plea for certainty

An open letter from renewables industry investors urges the government to keep the Renewable Energy Target, saying any weakening of the scheme will promote sovereign risk which could expand beyond the sector.

The G20 has the muscle to fight climate change

The global effort to mitigate climate change is shifting towards collective action to stamp out ‘free riders’, and this year's G20 provides a crucial opportunity to advance the cause.

Gas suppliers failing to play by Abbott’s script

Rather than becoming a ‘cheap energy superpower’, a new study from business itself suggests Australia is facing a manufacturing wrecking ball in the form of gas.

NZ carbon falls as emitters stay away

Market falls further ahead of uncertain national election.