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'Unique and alarming': Engineers to be tested as rain events intensify

'Unique and alarming': Engineers to be tested as rain events intensify

Australia's rainfall events are already becoming more intense with climate change, raising the risks of flashflooding, a new study finds.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Federal Labor, experts call for full release of energy plan modelling
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Federal Labor, experts call for full release of energy plan modelling

The government must release modelling underpinning the national energy plan to reassure the public projected savings are real, Labor and leading analysts say.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Deal-breaker': Queensland flags renewable energy as key to emissions deal
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'Deal-breaker': Queensland flags renewable energy as key to emissions deal

The Queensland government says ensuring the state's ambitious renewable energy target can proceed will be key to its approval of the Turnbull government's signature energy plan.

  • by Peter Hannam
Government's energy plan would guarantee a 'nightmare' of complexity
Renewables

Government's energy plan would guarantee a 'nightmare' of complexity

The government's energy plan is "terrifically complex", and its problems will become "more significant" if its emissions goal is increased, according to a new report.

  • by Peter Hannam
Government's electricity plan caps offsets, offers review by 2024
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Government's electricity plan caps offsets, offers review by 2024

The Turnbull government is sticking to plans to lock in its signature energy policy for a decade and would cap access to offsets to meet emissions obligations.

  • by Peter Hannam