Emissions Trading

Early shift to emissions trading scheme: a primer

Carbon

Peter Hannam The early shift to an emissions trading scheme explained

Remove shark nets, introduce mining bans: green groups' wish list for NSW

Koala in NSW

Peter Hannam The Coalition governments under Barry O’Farrell and Mike Baird have “declared war on the environment” since taking office in 2011, according to nine leading green groups in the...

Al Gore, EU climate chief Connie Hedegaard regret carbon price repeal

Gore and Palmer in Canberra last month.

Peter Hannam Al Gore says the Abbott government’s repeal of the carbon tax is “a disappointing step" that will leave Australia falling behind other rich nations in reducing emissions.

Carbon emission challenge will not go away

environment - coal-fired power plant

Peter Hannam The demise of the carbon price closes one chapter in the tortured tale of Australia’s climate change policy. But the story is far from over.

Carbon price helped curb emissions, ANU study finds

All hot air? Carbon pricing was starting to work.

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...

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Back to 'ground zero' with carbon tax repeal

Climate goals will remain a challenge, post-carbon tax.

Peter Hannam The demise of the carbon price closes one chapter in the tortured tale of Australia’s climate change policy but the story is far from over.

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NSW Labor conference backs ambitious climate goal

Less of this wanted.

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.

Carbon debate won't die with Senate vote

Not going away - the climate challenge

Peter Hannam Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be hoping Thursday’s expected repeal of the carbon tax will leave the issue “dead, buried and cremated” much like a previous contested policy,...

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Fossil-fuel reliance puts world on track for 3.6-degree rise in temperature: report

Energy investments are still mostly in fossil fuels.

Peter Hannam Global investment in fossil-fuel energy continues to outpace new spending on renewable sources, leaving the world on track for temperature increases of 3.

UN climate talks stall over future of carbon markets

China floods: what will be next cab off the rank?

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.

UK reneweables surge as carbon emissions slide

A row of terrace houses is silohouteed against a sunset in London, U.K., on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling will set aside 1 billion pounds ($1.45 billion) to revive house building in the U.K., a person familiar with the matter said, after the financial crisis slashed the number of
construction projects in half in the last year. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg News

U.K. renewable power generation rose 28 per cent last year as more wind farms and solar plants came online with the country's greenhouse gas emissions dropped 1.

CO2 market hurt by Australian, Russian policy, World Bank says

Efforts to put a value on greenhouse- gas emissions to contain global warming are being hurt as countries from Australia to Russia and Japan pull back from carbon-reduction commitments, according to...

Abbott government's climate policy likely to see emissions rise not fall, groups say

Hazelwood coal fired power station in Victoria.

An analysis of the coalition's direct action climate change policy suggests it will result in Australia substantially increasing its carbon emissions by 2020 rather than reducing them below 2000...

Environment officials on tenterhooks with Hunt

Climate change protestors.

Peter Martin, Daniel Hurst Environment bureaucrats are deeply worried about their ability to develop a "working relationship" with their minister, so concerned they have refused a freedom of information request on the ground...

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Australia, Japan likely to offset climate gains in US, China, study finds

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The world is getting further off track in limiting global warming with setbacks in Japan and Australia outweighing positive signals from the United States and China, a study showed on Wednesday.

Carbon price achieves emissions well ahead of target

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Tom Arup Automatic greenhouse gases limits under the carbon price would put Australia on track to deliver a 15 per cent cut to emissions by 2020.

Analysis

Heat is on as costs of tackling global warming set to soar

Climate change and asylum seekers reflect a big structural shift of our time: globalisation and environmental sustainability.

Ben Cubby The effects of global warming on Australia are well documented. Some are already being seen.

Nation's economy to be hard hit in global warming struggle

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Ben Cubby The effects of global warming on Australia are well documented, and some are already being seen in the form of dry winters, unusual summer heat and early spring bushfires.

European ministers push for tougher EU climate goals

An European Union (EU) flag flies over the temple of Parthenon atop the ancient hill of the Acropolis in Athens January 20, 2012. Greece and its private bondholders resume debt swap talks on Friday amid signs they are inching closer to a long-awaited deal needed to prevent a chaotic default by Athens. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

Thirteen European environment ministers urged the European Union on Monday to adopt ambitious energy and climate goals for 2030 or risk falling behind the rest of the world.

EU curbs climate ambitions as economy gets priority

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The European Union scaled back its long-term climate and energy ambitions, proposing less stringent targets than in the past, because of tougher economic conditions and the need to curb rising energy...