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Bloomberg News 8:08am JA Solar expects solar-panel prices in China to recover as developers scale up projects and government measures encourage developments.
7:58am California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits.
PETER HANNAM Labor’s state conferences in NSW and Tasmania have backed more ambitious climate change action, maintaining pressure on federal counterparts to stick with a carbon price policy.
PETER HANNAM The federal government has approved a giant Queensland coalmine that it says will generate as much as $300 billion for the economy, but which environmental groups say will contribute to a “carbon bomb” and risk causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef.
PETER HANNAM The federal government has approved a giant Queensland coalmine that it says will generate as much as $300 billion for the economy but which environmental groups say will contribute to a “carbon bomb” and risk causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef.
PETER HANNAM Australia’s policy on climate change is in disarray after the repeal of the carbon price while the stance of business remains unequivocally pro-coal.
Matthew L. Wald Texas, the US state most synonymous with oil, is conducting a vast “build it and they will come” experiment with wind power that’s being watched by the rest of America.
Yuki Hagiwara and Craig Trudell Japan is about to raise the bar for governments subsidizing zero-emission cars, as it pledges incentives that may exceed $30,000 a vehicle for Toyota Motor Corp.'s first hydrogen-powered sedan
PETER HANNAM Prominent businessman Maurice Newman said he had been “disinvited” from a community consultative committee for a proposed wind farm in the state’s southern highlands because of his objections to government support for the project.
PETER HANNAM The rapid spread of solar panels and the prospect of plunging costs of batteries pose unprecedented challenges for utilities, according to a report by Tim Nelson, AGL's head of economics, policy and sustainability.
Wendy Koch Most Americans oppose a carbon tax, considered by many economists a cost-effective way to fight climate change, but they are willing to support it if the money is returned to them or used to fund renewable energy, a poll has found.
Alex Morales The UK will keep a target to cut greenhouse gases by half through 2025, Energy Secretary Ed Davey said, foiling the Treasury's effort to weaken the target.
Mark Mulligan Australia’s public and private sectors should be teaming up in renewable energy projects to drive the diversification away from mining exports, according to Australian economist Adrian Blundell-Wignall.
PETER HANNAM Baird government plans to adorn its buildings with solar panels and ease the way for more wind farms.
PETER HANNAM Suntech - now rebadged as Wuxi Suntech Power - is rising from the ashes.
PETER HANNAM Assuming the government can get the key parts of its changes through, who stands to win and who stands to lose?
PETER HANNAM Australia cut carbon dioxide emissions from its electricity sector by as much as 17 million tonnes because of the carbon price and would have curbed more had industry expected the price to be permanent, according to an Australian National University study.
The European Commission is considering an energy saving goal for 2030 of less than 30 per cent, according to a document seen by Reuters, setting it at odds with designated Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Tally of Australia's investment in large-scale renewable energy projects.
PETER HANNAM Australia's investment in renewable energy all but dried up in the first half of 2014 amid uncertainty fuelled by the government's latest review of the mandatory target.
Louise Downing Global investment in clean energy increased to $US63.6 billion ($A68 billion) in the second quarter, boosted by the biggest deal in the industry's history, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said.
Chisaki Watanabe and Finbarr Flynn Deutsche Bank plans to lend about $US1 billion for Japanese solar projects, joining Goldman Sachs in funding cleaner energy as the government struggles to restart nuclear power plants after the Fukushima disaster.
The United States and China sign eight partnership agreements to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy.
To environmentalists across Australia, it is a baffling anachronism in an era of climate change: the construction of a Whitehaven's 1600-hectare mine at Maules Creek in New South Wales that will churn out carbon-laden coal for the next 30 years.
Mathew Carr The world's 14 billion television set-top boxes, printers, game consoles and other electronic devices waste $US80 billion of power a year due to inefficient technology, according to the International Energy Agency.
An unmanned Delta 2 rocket blasted off from California on Wednesday, carrying a NASA science satellite to survey where carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas tied to climate change, is moving into and out of Earth's atmosphere, a NASA Television broadcast showe
PETER HANNAM Wind energy forced down wholesale power prices by more than $3.2 billion between 2007 and 2012 but consumers enjoyed little of the savings, according to researchers at the University of Queensland.
Mathew Carr European Union carbon permits had the biggest quarterly gain in six years as lawmakers consider permanent measures to curb a surplus that helped push prices to a record low.
LISA COX Clive Palmer has scotched claims of division in his party over ongoing support for Australia's renewable energy target, as a group of Coalition backbenchers also lobby ministers for a change in the scheme.
Christopher Martin Green bonds may help provide the $US1 trillion annual investments in clean energy that environmental groups say is necessary to limit the impact of climate change.
MICHAEL PASCOE One of the problems with Clive is working out what he’s saying, what he might think he’s saying and what he actually means.
PETER HANNAM Australia’s wind energy records have been blown away by the wintry storm that ripped through the country’s south-east, with turbines supplying almost one-fifth of the electricity at its peak.
PETER HANNAM The Baird government has put off making a final decision on whether to lift ts suspension of a controversial gas field development program in the state’s Northern Rivers region.
Don Lee Billions of dollars of property damage along the US Eastern Seaboard. Sharply reduced yields of corn, wheat and soy at Midwestern farms. Rising sea levels threatening military installations in Southern California.
Matthew Cranston, Rory Callinan A company part-owned by News Corp disregarded advice from a leading carbon trading expert and went ahead with a plan to establish the world's largest carbon farm which failed leaving taxpayers millions of dollars out of pocket.
Lisa Cox, Peter Hannam The Abbott government’s case to scrap or weaken the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has been dealt a “killer blow”, with modelling it commissioned for the review showing consumers will be better off if the target is kept.
Jamie Freed and Nassim Khadem Former Citigroup research head Tim Buckley is one of the new breed of financially-savvy anti-coal activists trying to convince the big end of town to make more sustainable investments.
A farmer's habit of rising before dawn finds Cliff Wallace alone most mornings while a rag-tag army of anti-coal activists camped in tents and tee-pees on his land catch a few more hours sleep.
GARETH HUTCHENS State governments have spent nearly $18 billion supporting mining and energy companies over the past six years, The Australia Institute says.
Rory Callinan and Matthew Cranston A taxpayer-funded company part-owned by News Corp and chaired by prominent businessman Ken Cowley collapsed owing nearly $100 million following boardroom allegations of dishonesty and secret share trading.
PETER HANNAM Two of the biggest environment issues – climate change and coal seam gas – are all but ignored in this year's state budget with neither terms appearing in the 511-page budget estimates 2014-15 tome.
Nidaa Bakhsh Coal dominated world energy markets last year by supplying the biggest share of demand since 1970, making it the fastest growing fossil fuel, according to an annual review by BP.
The use of carbon markets to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions was dealt a blow on Sunday after two weeks of United Nations talks on designing and reforming the mechanisms ended in deadlock.
PETER HANNAM Australia’s electricity generators are largely obsolete and likely future curbs on carbon emissions mean they will probably be replaced by solar and wind energy plants, a former senior executive at one of the nation’s biggest fossil fuel-based power companies said.
Fergus Hunter, Jonathan Swan Environment Minister Greg Hunt has deflected questions about whether he gave false assurances to the clean-energy industry over a now-dumped solar power policy.
PETER HANNAM Existing economic models “grossly underestimate” the costs of global warming, undermining the urgency for deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new paper by leading UK climate change economist Lord Nicholas Stern.
BRIAN ROBINS The downturn in electricity demand is likely to slide a further 3.3 per cent over next three years.
PETER HANNAM The Abbott government’s main policy alternative to the carbon tax may fall as much as 300 million tonnes short of Australia’s 2020 emissions reduction goal, according to modelling by RepuTex.
Dana Hull First, Randy Ross bought a Chevrolet Volt. Faced with the need to charge his car and eager to cut his utility bill, he installed solar panels on the roof of his Californian home.
Berkshire Hathaway, which has struck deals to expand its utility business in Nevada and Western Canada, plans more investment in the industry, in part by betting on renewable power, Chairman Warren Buffett said.