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Phasing out fossil fuels more than just a straight swap

Today 11:00am - To have any chance of preventing dangerous climate change, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or even negative by mid-century.

Top 500 investors score zero in risk poll

Today 11:00am - Almost half of the world’s top 500 investors are failing to act on climate change - an increase of 6 per cent from 236 in 2014, according to a new report.

Australia's renewable energy target in doubt

Today 11:00am - Fresh doubts have been raised about Australia's ability to meet the 2020 renewable energy target after a new analysis found that $10 billion of extra investment is needed in a market where lenders are wary because of changing regulations.

Ontario acts to allay car fears over climate plan

Today 11:00am - The Ontario government has moved to reassure the auto sector that it considers the industry crucial to the province’s economy amid a controversy stirred up by a draft action plan on climate change and comments critical of auto companies and executives by Environment Minister Glen Murray.

Judge backs the kids and tells US state to take climate action

Today 11:00am - A judge’s ruling in a lawsuit filed by eight kids forces the state of Washington to get dead-serious about the threat of climate change.

VW and Shell try to block Europe's drive for electric cars

VW developmental electric car The Bug

Monday - VW and Shell have united to try to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead.

Why cities need to add up the economic value of trees

Monday - Your parents were wrong: money does grow on trees. Cities routinely rake in tens of millions of dollars from their urban forests annually in ways that are not always obvious.


Scientists see the future in natural resources

Monday - From creating transparent wood for solar panels or windows to turning carbon dioxide and plant waste into plastic bottles, scientists are finding ingenious ways to sidestep fossil fuels.

Crewless ships could trim trade’s carbon footprint

Monday - Crewless ships would use up to 15 per cent less fuel, engineers estimate, and could be running by the end of the decade

EU court overturns carbon market free quotas

Monday - Europe’s highest court has ruled that the European Commission’s calculation for handing out free carbon permits to industries was flawed, raising the prospect of higher costs for big energy users.

US coal use down in nearly every state

Monday - Coal consumption in the electric power sector has dropped in nearly every state between 2007 and 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Alaska and Nebraska are the two...

Barrier Reef bleaching made more likely by humans

Monday - The hot water temperature that drove the devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef this year was made 175 times more likely by human-caused climate change, and could be normal in just 18 years,...

MEMO MINISTER: How to do it the Morgan Way

Paula Bennett

Friday - The Morgan Foundation is keeping up the pressure on the Government over the use of hot-air carbon credits.

Love thy neighbour and feel the power

Friday - A new peer-to-peer solar power platform could see people buying electricity generated by their friends and neighbours.

Is carbon farming the answer for clapped-out Australia?

Friday - Australia's Clean Energy Regulator this week will hold the third emissions reduction fund auction and farmers across the nation will move to the forefront of efforts to rescue a “clapped-out” country.

Venezuela orders two-day week to tackle energy crisis

Friday - Venezuela’s public sector has been ordered to work just two days a week to save energy.

Germany plans $1.4bn boost for e-cars

Friday - The German Government has reached a deal with automakers to jointly spend $1.4 billion on incentives to boost sluggish electric-car sales.

San Diego aims to be largest 100% renewable US city

Friday - San Diego is set to become the largest city in the United States to run on 100 per cent renewable energy after the mayor announced his support for a 2035 target.

Labor’s climate policy puts it back in the game

Thursday - The Australian Labor Party has announced the climate policy it will take to the federal election, including a return to carbon pricing under an emissions trading scheme.


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