Environment

Volunteers handle coffins during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in ...

Rich must help poor nations prepare for extreme events

Weather agencies including Australia's must step up cooperation to close a "widening gap in capacity" with developing nations, with the urgency of action increasing as the planet heats up, David Grimes, president of the World Meteorological Organization, says.

Exclude coal from clean energy target, AGL says

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The nation's largest power generator has urged the federal government to exclude coal from its planned clean energy target, saying there is no appetite among private investors to fund new coal-fired power plants.

'Almost exponential': CEFC eyes rapid renewables growth

The Clean Energy Finance Corp has doubled its investments each year.

Investments by the government's $10 billion clean energy fund are growing at an "almost exponential" rate but growth could shudder to a halt if the industry's post-2020 policy is not settled, according to the agency's new head.