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Gareth Hughes ... easy win.

NZ's fine on fossil-fuel subsidies, says Groser

Monday - New Zealand has been given a clean bill-of-health on fossil-fuel subsidies, the Government says.

Inquiry takes aim at green charities that get political

Friends of the Earth is among the environmental groups that have been criticised in some quarters as ‘anti-jobs’.

Monday - The almost 600 environmental groups that hold tax-deductibility status in Australia are being scrutinised by a Federal Government inquiry, with reports that more than 100 of them face being struck off the list.

Why all cities should have a Department of Food

7 Apr 15 - The United States is a nation where hunger and obesity go hand in hand. More than 17 million households struggle to put food on the table, and when they do, it’s often high in fat and sugar because healthy options are scarce in low-income neighborhoods.

Water crisis pushes Brazil toward solar power at last

7 Apr 15 - Brazil’s long-running drought could have the unexpected consequence of finally prompting one of the sunniest countries in the world to take solar power seriously.

No matter how you cut it, the answer is ecosystem services

23 Mar 15 - As a professor of ecology, Shahid Naeem knows all too well that there’s no shortage of environmental ills to keep us awake at night – global warming, the spread of diseases, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, collapsing fisheries, mass extinction, and a hundred other things that are the stock and trade of environmental doomsayers.

Why is low-carbon energy innovation so slow? You can thank Economics 101

23 Mar 15 - The world needs a lot of energy. Global energy demand is expected to increase by 37 per cent percent over the next 25 years, according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2014.

Powerful wind blows through US energy sector

23 Mar 15 - By KIERAN COOKE.- The wind turbines are turning across America, and a major report by the US Department of Energy says the wind energy sector now supplies 4.5 per cent of the nation’s electricity.


Why is pumping CO2 underground stuck in second gear?

16 Mar 15 - There are many uncertainties with respect to global climate change, but there is one thing about which I have no doubts: we will not solve climate change by running out of fossil fuels.

Biobattery breakthrough boosts waste-to-energy revolution

9 Mar 15 - Competition to make biofuels out of waste products that would otherwise have to be dumped is creating a fast-growing, worldwide industry.

Let's cut emissions, not worry about how

2 Mar 15 - Australia had an emissions trading scheme with a fixed price; it was one good way to encourage carbon cuts throughout the economy.

New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

23 Feb 15 - Distinguished law fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, has been at or near the heart of our attempts to tackled climate change for nearly three decades.

Energy-efficiency rules fail US academic's test

Arik Levinson ... energy failings.

16 Feb 15 - Energy efficiency rules in California have failed to cut energy consumption, suggesting that direct action is less effective than carbon pricing in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a visiting...

Australia readies for first emissions auction

16 Feb 15 - Australia’s first Emissions Reduction Fund auction will be in April – a month later than the market expected.

Climate debt grows as Australia messes about

9 Feb 15 - Policy procrastination over climate change is costing Australia money, a new analysis shows.

Trading will be back, say Australian businesses

Frank Jotzo ... heavy pressure.

2 Feb 15 - Most Australian businesses believe the country will return to an emissions trading scheme or a carbon tax by 2020.

Carbon pricing the challenge for the future

2 Feb 15 - The concept of carbon pricing as a tool to combat climate change is broadly accepted by the international community. But at what price, and under what conditions?

Yes minister, but ...

Greg Hunt ... missing the point.

2 Feb 15 - In a piece published in the Guardian recently, Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt was purported to have once again rejected claims that a price on carbon would benefit emissions reduction...

Our new energy mix is a game-changer, says India

15 Dec 14 - While the political spotlight focused on the world’s two biggest polluters − China and the US − in the run-up to the Lima climate talks, pressure is mounting on India to set emissions...

Getting out of fossil fuel investment is the right way to go

1 Dec 14 - The controversy ignited by the Australian National University in October, when it decided to sell its shares in seven resources companies, has raised two important questions about divestment from...


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