Carbon markets

Why the White House is worried

Here are three charts from the new White House report showing why the world needs to take immediate action on climate change.

RET review panel seeks extension

Warburton asks for several more weeks to deliver renewables verdict.

Briqs in our heads: Burnt by the carbon games companies play

Built for another age, HRL's horrendously polluting power plant and briquette factory in Morwell is finally on the way out. Its dogged survival is a harsh lesson for policymakers.

Solar split after UK-German renewables reforms

The week in clean energy saw UK solar economics take a hit via approval of set renewable payments while analysis found Germany's new self-consumption tax won't slow rooftop PV.

Labor reaffirms RET support amid 'political' review

Butler says review panel 'ad hoc', vows no change to renewables target.

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.