One day apparently is a long time in climate change politics.
Peter Hannam is Environment Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
It's only the second July federal election in Australian history - but the weather signs are good.
The country's biggest operators of landfills have pocketed almost $200 million from the Abbott-Turnbull government's Emissions Reduction Fund without having to prove the funds reduced their greenhouse gas production.
Australia's solar energy sector is facing further job losses amid falling numbers of new rooftop installations amid a lack of support during the Abbott-Turnbull governments, industry representatives say.
Concern about tackling climate change continues to grow.
A Shorten government would spend an additional $1.2 billion over four years on science and research to restore part of the $3 billion taken out by the Abbott-Turnbull governments, says Kim Carr, the opposition's science spokesman.
A Shorten government would consider a national environmental protection authority as part of efforts to grab back key conservation controls devolved by the Coalition from Canberra to the states.
A windy May across south-eastern Australia helped smash wind energy generation records.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt accused of using laws to protect threatened species of the political kind.
In the race to a renewable energy future, we're being beaten by the unlikeliest of countries.