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Finkel clean energy target too weak for Paris climate goal, analysis shows

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Research commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation on the clean energy target says the trajectory of emissions reduction is not strong enough. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Target will transfer pressure to other sectors of the economy to reduce their emissions, research shows

August 29, 2017 — The clean energy target recommended by Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, won’t deliver Australia’s obligations under the Paris agreement and will only transfer Continue reading Finkel clean energy target too weak for Paris climate goal, analysis shows

Coal in decline: Adani in question and Australia out of step

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‘Investment in new coal power across the globe has peaked and is on the verge of a steep decline.’ Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

India and China are shifting away from coal imports and coal-fired power while a mega-mine is planned for Queensland. Where does this leave coal in Australia?

August 24, 2017 — The Paris-based International Energy Agency was born in a crisis. In the wake of the 1973 oil shock, as Arab petroleum producers withheld supply from countries that Continue reading Coal in decline: Adani in question and Australia out of step

Victoria moves to become first state to enshrine renewable energy targets in law

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The Victorian renewable energy targets will rely on a reverse auction to encourage the construction of new wind and solar projects. Photograph: Pacific Hydro Limited

Government says law, which will include 40% renewables by 2025 and commitment to invest in new projects, will send a strong signal to investors

August 23, 2017 — The Victorian government has introduced legislation to enshrine its renewable energy targets in law and establish a reverse auction mechanism to build 650 megawatts worth of new projects. Continue reading Victoria moves to become first state to enshrine renewable energy targets in law

Activists launch fresh court challenge over Carmichael coalmine

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A diver checks the bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef. It could worsen if Australian coal production is allowed to increase, activists argue. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Australian Conservation Foundation argues emissions from coal mined from Adani’s project will put the Great Barrier Reef at risk by exacerbating climate change

May 3, 2016 — A landmark case pitting the Great Barrier Reef against Adani’s proposed Carmichael coalmine begins in the federal court on Tuesday. Continue reading Activists launch fresh court challenge over Carmichael coalmine

Greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s biggest polluters on the rise

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Eight of the top 10 largest polluters increased their greenhouse gas emissions during the past financial year. Photo: Fairfax Media

March 4, 2016 — Greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s biggest companies are on the rise.

Eight of the top 10 largest polluters increased their greenhouse gas emissions during the past financial year, according to a new analysis.

Continue reading Greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s biggest polluters on the rise