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PETER HANNAM 5:22pm Opinion Direct Action, the centrepiece of the Abbott government’s efforts to address climate change, remains a largely unknown quantity even in the wake of this week’s breakthrough deal between the Coalition and Clive Palmer’s Palmer United Party.
Bloomberg News 7:08am China is on course this year to build four times the total wind power installed in all of Denmark as developers push to build the turbines ahead of cuts to incentives originally designed to spur the industry.
Mark Kenny, Lisa Cox Tony Abbott has left open the possibility of a return to emissions trading in a trade-off for the Palmer United Party's support for his controversial Direct Action climate policy.
PETER HANNAM The Abbott government appears poised to fast-track the approval of plans to dump millions of tonnes of dredge from a coal port expansion on to internationally significant wetlands.
Justin Doom Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded.
PETER HANNAM Proponents of Australia's largest prospective coal mines say they are undeterred by the decision of two leading US banks not to participate in any funding of a related port expansion in Queensland.
MICHAEL KOZIOL Whitehaven Coal managing director Paul Flynn has delivered a spirited defence of the coal industry as an economic and environmental good, saying we may be relying on the fossil fuel to tackle climate change.
PETER HANNAM Lowering the renewable energy target is likely to undermine existing investments while freezing new ones, and open the federal government to demands for compensation, a leading law firm has said in a report.
A Tasmanian energy producer has scrapped plans for the southern hemisphere's largest wind farm.
Jim Snyder Falling oil prices have energised opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline tapping Canada's tar sands.
PETER HANNAM Two more global banking giants have declared they will not participate in funding for the Abbot Point coal port expansion, adding fresh financial doubts for potentially Australia’s biggest coal mines.
PETER HANNAM The decision by the University of NSW to retain its $50 million investments in fossil fuel-related businesses has been dubbed “a complete failure of leadership” by divestment activists.
Industry warns NSW could lose 10 wind farms, $2.5 billion under Tony Abbott's plan to cut clean energy
PETER HANNAM Confusion over Canberra’s plans to cut the Renewable Energy Target (RET) will cost NSW at least $2.5 billion in investment by 2020 and mean the state will fall short of the Baird government’s own target for clean energy, industry groups say.
PETER HANNAM Confused by the jargon about gigawatts and "real 20 per cent"? Here are some basics in the debate over the Renewable Energy Target.
Peter Hannam, Mark Kenny NSW stands to lose as much as $2.5 billion in investment in 10 approved wind farms that won't proceed if the federal government achieves its goal of slashing the renewable energy target, an industry group said.
Anne Hyland Jeff Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric, one of the world’s largest investors in clean energy, has demanded the federal government provide certainty around its renewable energy target.
PETER HANNAM A Victorian manufacturer has become the first employer to cut jobs after the Abbott government revealed its plans to slice the renewable energy target by as much as 40 per cent.
PETER HANNAM The Abbott government appears determined to destroy the emerging renewable energy sector to protect Australia's fossil fuel industry if its plans to lower the clean energy target are any guide, wind farm developers said.
PETER HANNAM The coal industry in NSW has suffered a “brutal double blow” following the rejection by the Planning Assessment Commission of two open-cut mine expansions in the Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains, the NSW Minerals Council said.
Sean Cockerham Pressure is growing on regulators in California and Washington, D.C., to crack down on methane, a greenhouse gas that's 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide and is accelerating the warming of the planet.
INGA TING Australia has fallen sharply in international green economy rankings, coming last out of 60 countries for performance on political leadership and climate change, and 37th overall.
PETER HANNAM One of the members of the Abbott government's review panel that called for an end to renewable energy support has bought solar panels despite advocating the end of such subsidies.
PETER HANNAM More than a quarter of a century old and the bane of global warming sceptics everywhere, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change isn't about to fade into the sunset.
Yuriy Humber and Ichiro Suzuki Up Energy Development Group said it has picked the bottom of the coking coal market.
Stefan Nicola Increased use of natural gas from a fracking boom won't slow climate change as the fuel will simply replace cleaner energy sources, scientists said in a study.
Clyde Russell These days you would expect a gathering of coal industry executives to be a fairly gloomy affair, given the drop in prices to near seven-year lows, the increasing threat of regulation to control pollution and the general image of the fuel as the main climate change culprit.
ELIZABETH KNIGHT The Labor Party's plan to introduce mining tax mark III is one of the most extraordinary policy objectives in living memory. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is either very brave or very foolhardy to think that it will be third time lucky in devising some way to get the mining industry to pay for the budgetary revenue shortfall his government will face should it regain office.
Angela Macdonald-Smith Infigen Energy chief executive Miles George says asset write-downs would be premature for the wind power producer given increasing signs that the Renewable Energy Target may survive with only relatively minor changes.
Tim Binsted Heavyweight fund manager IFM Investors has taken a $685 million write-down on its Pacific Hydro renewable energy business due to the adverse impact of the Abbott government's Warburton review, weaker electricity demand in Australia, and tax changes in Chile.
PETER HANNAM Governments everywhere need to introduce stable and “economically meaningful” policies to divert investments away from fossil fuels and into low-carbon alternatives to avoid more radical steps to limit the damage from climate change, 300 leading fund managers said.
PETER HANNAM Confidence is growing among clean energy supporters that the Abbott government will be forced to back down over plans to make deep cuts to the renewable energy target (RET).
India is preparing to lift its solar target to 15 gigawatts by 2019, more than five times current capacity, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to accelerate clean-energy deployment.
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a series of moves aimed at cutting emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
BRIAN ROBINS A large portion of Australia's coal exports to China could be at risk from a Chinese government decision to block imports of lower-quality "dirty" coal from 2015.
China has banned the sale and import of coal with high ash or sulfur content in a move to promote cleaner coal and improve the nation's air quality.
An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions, a report finds.
JUSTIN GILLIS Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.
China's national carbon market is likely to regulate 3-4 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2020 and be worth up to 400 billion yuan ($72 billion), a government official said on Thursday, which would make it twice as big as the EU market, currently the world's biggest.
Wendy Koch Politically "red" and "blue" US states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support.
PETER HANNAM The timing of the renewable energy target should be extended and inefficient fossil-fuel generators paid to exit the industry as a way of ending an impasse over the future of the clean energy sector, Climate Change Authority head Bernie Fraser has said.
GERALDINE FABRIKANT As pressure grows from students who want to see their schools use financial clout to address environmental issues, Yale University's investment office wrote to its money managers asking them to assess how investments could affect climate change and suggesting they avoid companies that do not take sensible "steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
The world's major economies are falling further behind every year in terms of meeting the rate of carbon emission reductions needed to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this century, a report published on Monday showed.
PETER HANNAM There's a 99.999 per cent certainty that human activities – from burning fossil fuels to land-clearing – are responsible for warming conditions.
PETER HANNAM A global movement to divest from fossil fuels will get some local impetus with the launch on Thursday of the country’s first fossil-free superannuation fund.
PETER HANNAM Carbon emissions from the country’s main electricity grid have risen since the end of the carbon tax by the most in almost eight years.
PETER HANNAM Confirmation by the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program that the rate of house fires did not increase despite a more than 10-fold jump in installations has been welcomed by companies struggling to recover from the industry's boom and subsequent bust.
Robert Bryce There's no question that solar is on a tear. But for all the innovation going on in renewable energy, it's worth remembering solar is not keeping up with the growth of coal, oil and gas.
Tim Flannery and Fiona Stanley The dangers to Australians' health by the menace of air pollution from coal-fired power stations can no longer be tolerated, write Tim Flannery and Fiona Stanley.
China plans to roll out its national market for carbon permit trading in 2016, an official said Sunday, adding that the government is close to finalising rules for what will be the world's biggest emissions trading scheme.