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Former fire chief calls for paid firefighting reserve to fight mega blazes

Former fire chief calls for paid firefighting reserve to fight mega blazes

Australia must rethink how it battles bushfires supercharged by climate change, says Greg Mullins, who was the commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW for 14 years until 2017.

  • by Heath Gilmore

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Time’s up for coal: Inside the global push to kill our dirtiest fuel

Time’s up for coal: Inside the global push to kill our dirtiest fuel

The momentum for leaving coal in the ground is accelerating globally. World and business leaders are warning Australia is in danger of being left behind.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Sun Cable scales up plans for world’s biggest solar farm with Indonesian help

Sun Cable scales up plans for world’s biggest solar farm with Indonesian help

The energy company says the Powell Creek Solar Precinct planned for the Northern Territory to supply Darwin and Singapore will be 40 per cent bigger than originally announced.

  • by Peter Hannam
UN climate official warns low ambition is costing Australian growth

UN climate official warns low ambition is costing Australian growth

Australia’s climate stance is causing international confusion and could hurt its economy and reputation as the world ramps up its reduction targets.

  • by Nick O'Malley
China’s exit from offshore coal is at once momentous and insufficient

China’s exit from offshore coal is at once momentous and insufficient

China’s decision to stop funding offshore coal projects is good news in a warming world, but prompts more questions about its growing domestic coal fleet.

  • by Nick O'Malley
In the years to come, the only great powers will be green powers

In the years to come, the only great powers will be green powers

By 2030 renewables will be undercutting coal and gas almost everywhere.

  • by Boris Johnson
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Student claims HSBC’s Great Barrier Reef ad a ‘blatant greenwash’

Student claims HSBC’s Great Barrier Reef ad a ‘blatant greenwash’

The bank is being challenged by a 17-year-old for promoting products supporting the reef, while funding fossil fuel operations including the Adani mine.

  • by Peter Hannam
Push to reduce methane emissions as the UN frets over weak 2030 targets

Push to reduce methane emissions as the UN frets over weak 2030 targets

The United States and the European Union are expected to announce a goal of reducing methane emissions, a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, by a third by 2030 and push other countries to join them in the effort.

  • by Nick O'Malley
‘Drawing a line’: Victoria to oppose special payments for coal plants
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‘Drawing a line’: Victoria to oppose special payments for coal plants

Victoria’s energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio says her state will reject electricity market changes that prop up fossil-fuel power stations, and any changes aimed at keeping the lights on must prioritise zero-emissions technologies.

  • by Miki Perkins and Peter Hannam
High court challenge to Victoria’s electric vehicle tax

High court challenge to Victoria’s electric vehicle tax

Two electric vehicle drivers have launched a High Court legal challenge to Victoria’s controversial road user tax.

  • by Miki Perkins
Australia a ‘laggard’ as coal projects collapse worldwide

Australia a ‘laggard’ as coal projects collapse worldwide

The pipeline of planned new coal power stations is rapidly drying up even as Australia sees a rich market for its exports.

  • by Nick O'Malley