Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg have been forced to back down on plans to legislate emissions reductions for the electricity sector.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned the emissions-reduction component of his signature energy policy, in the latest chapter of a brutal decade-long saga for Australian climate policy.
The carbon tax is an unpopular and deeply unequal measure. And Sweden, given as an example in this field, needs to be examined more closely.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, seen here walking on the front lawn of the Ontario Legislature in June, is vowing to deliver on his campaign promise to scrap the “disastrous” cap-and-trade system and fight a federal carbon tax.
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Ontario and Saskatchewan are vociferously fighting the federal government's carbon tax efforts. But rather than back down, Ottawa should embrace a simple, fair and transparent “carbon dividend.”
The survey revealed 84% support for renewable energy among the Australian public.
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The latest annual survey from the Lowy Institute shows that 59% of Australians support strong climate action, and 84% want the government to embrace renewable energy even if it's more expensive.
Canada has committed to cutting GHG emissions 30 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels. Can Canada's oil capital lead the charge? New research shows it's within reach with bold actions on several fronts.
No about-face: Barnaby Joyce (left) may have gone to the backbench, but his successor Michael McCormack looks set to keep his climate views aflame.
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Barnaby Joyce had a long history of opposing climate action. His successor Michael McCormack seems to think the same way, despite climate being a growing threat to the Nationals' rural voters.
The Emissions Reduction Fund is not capturing enough emissions from the most polluting industries.
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Australia's flagship climate policy, has spent more than $2 billion on emissions reductions, yet big businesses could wipe all this out. Time to resurrect the idea of a simple carbon tax.
Construction at Plant Vogtle, Georgia, Dec. 1, 2014.
Nuclear power provides 60 percent of US carbon-free electricity generation, but existing plants are aging and only one is under construction. Should government intervene to keep nuclear energy in the mix?
At COP23, members of the America’s Pledge network, which brings together those involved in the fight against climate change in the United States.
With the US announcement that it would withdrawl from the Paris Accord, several American states are mobilizing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
The Keating cabinet in 1995, featuring John Faulkner (back row, centre), whose vision for a carbon price was thwarted.
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Paul Keating's government, faced with the prospect of international action on climate change, took steps to preserve the coal industry - a tactic that has been rebooted many times since.
A polar bear walks over sea ice floating in the Victoria Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in July 2017. Research suggests that divesting in fossil fuels could help nations meet their climate change goals.
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Fossil fuel divestment apparently works. Research suggests announcements of divestments have a significant impact on the fossil fuel industry's share prices.
Map of the world’s CO₂ emissions for 2016. China, the United States, tne European Union, and India are the largest emitters.
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Consistent carbon pricing is a key element in the fight against climate change.
While Tony Abbott's London climate speech has been widely criticised, research suggests his views have long had a sympathetic ear in Australia's coal heartland.
What happens when the gap between a company and its umbrella group gets too wide? We're about to find out.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull still can’t seem to distance himself from coal.
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The Turnbull government is still tying itself in knots over the future of coal, as literally decades of policy turmoil on climate and energy continue to roll on.
Past and present: Bob Brown (centre) pictured in 2010 with Greens colleagues including current leader Richard Di Natale (right).
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The environmental issues we face are ideal recruiting for green parties, but the breakthroughs aren't happening, and after 25 years as a federal party the Greens are still fighting on the same fronts.
Future food will shift to alternative proteins such as insects, like this 3D-printed biscuit made of insect flour by designer Penelope Kupfer.
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Climate change, insects and urban farm towers are a few things that will change how and what we eat in the future.
To better understand and bring under control the new planetary flows that humanity has unleashed, we need to mobilize all the legal resources at your disposal.
Australian voters rejected carbon taxation. But some US conservatives are now embracing it.
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Taxing carbon has always been a tricky political sell for conservatives. But a group of establishment US Republicans is touting the idea of a carbon "tax and dividend" as a way to break the deadlock.
Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday night there would not be an emissions intensity scheme under a Turnbull government.
The Turnbull government has slammed the door shut on an emissions intensity scheme for the electricity sector, in a demonstration of the power of the conservative forces in the Coalition.