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Government to police private enterprise efforts to reduce emissions

Government to police private enterprise efforts to reduce emissions

Energy Minister Angus Taylor said he will write to ASX 200 chief executives to offer them the support of government to achieve their aims.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Rob Harris

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Australia is losing the new economy race, top UK climate official says

Australia is losing the new economy race, top UK climate official says

Australia is being left behind as the rest of the world embraces technological change in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, British diplomat Nigel Topping says.

  • by Nick O'Malley
UN report rightfully shames Australia over fossil fuel plans

UN report rightfully shames Australia over fossil fuel plans

Australia must start cutting its production of fossil fuels if the world is to meet its Paris target for reducing carbon emissions.

  • by Fergus Green, Richard Denniss and Richie Merzian
World awaits action by 'suicidal' Australia, says former climate chief

World awaits action by 'suicidal' Australia, says former climate chief

Australia hears another scathing assessment of its climate record as the race towards next year's United Nations climate meeting in Glasgow begins.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Rain patterns to shift away from Australia more often as climate warms

Rain patterns to shift away from Australia more often as climate warms

Weather patterns are shifting as the western Indian Ocean is warming faster than the east, increasing the likelihood of more frequent and intense dry spells for south-eastern Australia.

  • by Peter Hannam
Honour your climate commitments, Australia, signed your Pacific neighbours

Honour your climate commitments, Australia, signed your Pacific neighbours

Pacific leaders have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison urging Australia to take urgent climate action. ....... Please add newsletter footer too if possible.

  • by Anote Tong
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Coal baron rules out suing over NSW energy plan as opposition wanes

Coal baron rules out suing over NSW energy plan as opposition wanes

Energy magnate Trevor St Baker has dismissed media reports he planned to sue the government over NSW's new energy plan as some of biggest companies prepare to rejig their investment plans.

  • by Peter Hannam
Facing bushfire lessons from Australia's ancient Gondwana forests

Facing bushfire lessons from Australia's ancient Gondwana forests

Queensland's rainforests from Gondwana - the name of the Great Southern land that broke apart near Antarctica and drifted north to form Australia, Africa, India and South America - are now telling new truths about Australia's drying, warming climate.

  • by Tony Moore
Clean and green: powering through 'watershed week' for energy policy

Clean and green: powering through 'watershed week' for energy policy

It's been a big week for energy politics in Australia, with the nation's biggest state economies accelerating their way down the clean energy highway.

  • by Peter Hannam
NSW narrowly avoided large-scale blackouts last summer. This year should be better

NSW narrowly avoided large-scale blackouts last summer. This year should be better

NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean said last summer's experience was one motivation for his energy policy roadmap, which finally passed into law on Friday.

  • by Peter Hannam
Fourth mass coral bleaching event in six years feared by experts

Fourth mass coral bleaching event in six years feared by experts

Australia's Great Barrier Reef runs the risk of another summer of elevated coral bleaching if cyclones and other rain events don't arrive to "suck out the heat", agencies say.

  • by Peter Hannam