Policy & Politics

Hunt dodges per capita question

Minister won't be drawn on Australia's last-place ranking in OECD per capita emissions.

Warburton review cost $580,000

Estimates reveals panel member, consultancy payments.

Four misleading mistakes about coal vs renewables

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Analysts and journalists can be easily led up the garden path about how important coal is, and how renewables will never amount to anything. Here's four ways you could be misled if you're not careful.

Abbott, Klein and the search for climate's quiet majority

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From Tony Abbott's 'coal's good for humanity' to Naomi Klein's capitalist bogeyman, the climate change debate desperately needs to see the rise of the rational middle.

Qld minister met Deutsche after coal port backdown

Powell met with bank representatives in Germany following Abbot Point reversal.

Palmer hints at direct action deal

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Clive Palmer says he's had 'very productive' talks on direct action climate plan with government.

CCA to conduct 'limited' RET Review

Authority to bow to legislative requirement to probe policy.

Climate Change Authority releases CFI Review Issues Paper

October 31 deadline for stakeholder submissions.

Pain and gain in a gas export boom

The Grattan Institute shows how the east-coast gas revolution will deliver a net benefit to the economy. But without further climate policies, it will be emissions negative for Australia.

Utility PV extends lead as Asia takes over

Large-scale solar PV installations have taken over rooftop installs as markets shift east.

How self-interest is framing the EU 2030 climate debate

Ambitious 2030 EU climate targets could be crucial to unlocking a global climate deal in Paris next year. Yet EU leaders still can’t agree the details, with just days to go. Here's who wants what and why.

Australia trailing on 'climate performance' measures

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Australia ranked 57 of 58 in one index, dead last on another.

Four to vie for world clean energy prize

Raygen, BluGlass among Australian technology firms in global top 30.

Another church group divests from fossil fuels, UNSW to be targeted

Divestment movement chalks up another win, looks to build on ANU victory.

Widodo to take on fuel subsidies

New president to tackle years-old frozen prices.

The demise of gas in one chart

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One Grattan Institute chart illustrates that the gas distribution business is in serious trouble and shows why they are so desperate to tear down the small-scale Renewable Energy Target.

India puts the brake on dirty diesel, imported gas

India's Narendra Modi has put diesel under market while also lifting natural gas import tariffs by one-third as he encourages a switch to wind, solar, hydro and nuclear.

Clearing the air on the coal debate

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The growing consumption of coal in emerging economies highlights the need for a realistic and fully integrated climate policy.

How the electricity industry is blocking solar in Australia: Part II

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Any chance they get, and from state to state, utilities are putting up barriers to solar uptake; from delaying installers to audaciously stopping FIT payments. Sadly, policymakers seem to be in on the game, too.

Big banks to be targeted in Saturday divestment rallies

Events to be held around nation calling for fossil fuel withdrawals.

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