Carbon markets

China official confirms 2016 ETS start

NDRC official says rules for market to be announced as early as next month.

Vic Labor's lame plan to move the climate dial

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The Andrews Opposition has released its (very brief) climate policy – while it contains one sound move, the rest is symbolism and delusion.

Clever Leyonhjelm gives Abbott a RET-wrecking template

Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm has devised a scheme where he gives the Coalition a political path to its 'real 20 per cent', basically by gutting new wind development in favour of handouts to existing hydro.

India's solar surge; SunEdison's wind play

The week in clean energy saw India announce a target of 100GW of solar for 2022 while US PV player SunEdison diversified into wind power.

Senator Lambie, the RET is a money spinner for Tasmania

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Reducing the Renewable Energy Target would transfer great chunks of revenue from Tasmanian renewables, mainly hydro generators, to mainland power companies – while consumers would lose, too.

Australia 'to miss emissions pledge under Abbott policy'

UN report finding Australian emissions to be greater under Direct Action than carbon price.

Only 21% of businesses to partake in Direct Action: poll

Survey of 245 business leaders finds little excitement for Abbott plan.

Historic pact; Turkey crossroads; Arctic winds

The week in clean energy saw the US-China pact raise hopes, the power debate hot up in Turkey and movement on record wind farms in northern Europe

Hunt releases ERF measurement rules

Draft emissions assessment methods released for four sectors.

Australia must use its brain power to get carbon efficient

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.

The US-China climate deal - By the numbers

How much will the pledges by President Obama and Xi Jinping change emissions relative to what's required to contain global warming to 2 degrees, and what more do they need to do to achieve the pledges?

Will Lambie defy Clive to kill the RET?

Senator Lambie is threatening to vote for cuts to RET as chaos engulfs the Palmer United Party with Clive Palmer calling her to challenge him for the leadership while sacking her chief of staff.

Origin's King seeks move away from per capita emissions measure

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Deloitte report shows Australia fairing better on 'emissions per GDP'.

Direct Action to cost '$30bn a year to match US'

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Climate Institute warns matching new US target would cost $9-$30bn annually.

Abbott shirtfronted by China-US climate deal

The US and China have announced an agreement to contain their global emissions which has left Tony Abbott naked - just in time for the G20 meeting that was supposed not to talk about climate change.

Republicans recoil from an Obama-Xi deal

Top US conservatives have been quick to criticise yesterday's deal - calling it 'unrealistic', a 'war on coal' and a 'non-binding charade'.

There's good reason the RET was never a percentage-based target

A 20% target would have an adverse effect on market 'certainty' as the inherently 'uncertain' nature of electricity projection would result in regular revisions of the RET.

Lambie may vote conscience on RET

Palmer United senator says her position 'may not line up' with leader's.

Why the US-China climate deal is a game-changer

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For the first time, the United States and China have truly listened to one another on emissions cuts.

Dangerous warming ahead, finds IEA

Agency says world on track for 3.6 degree warming with current coal use.