It’s not cows’ fault they fart, but the methane they produce is warming the planet.
Removing human-related methane from the atmosphere could reduce global warming by 15%.
Bill Shorten and his colleagues are offering a broad suite of policies, but little explicit mention of cutting out fossil fuels.
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Labor has ditched its reliance on a single economy-wide climate policy, in favour of a range of different measures that will all help drive down emissions. But some crucial issues remain unaddressed.
Unconventional gas wells are being approved in their thousands across Australia.
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Gas mining is expanding across Australia, and has been touted as part of the answer to cutting emissions. But there is evidence that this rollout will pose significant health and environmental risks.
Steel mills, like this one in Hamilton, Ont. emit greenhouse gases. Ontario must reduce its emissions from 161 megatonnes to 143 megatonnes by 2030.
Ontario's new environment plan scores poorly on conservative ethos.
Many of Australia’s biggest emitters have not yet engaged with the Emissions Reduction Fund.
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The federal government has signalled its intent to prolong the Emissions Reduction Fund. But surveys of business leaders reveal widespread cynicism about a scheme perceived as politicised and bureaucratic.
The closure of the Hazelwood mine has lessons for the future of coal in Australia.
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An international report has found there's no future for Australia's coal exports.
Australia’s energy emissions fell slightly due to renewable energy, but it’s not enough.
Australia is falling behind on its Paris targets, but we have many options for improvement.
Sens. Joseph Lieberman, left, and John McCain, right, at a legislators’ forum on climate change in Washington in 2007.
The late Sen. John McCain was an early – and lonely – Republican supporter of action to fight climate change. His challenge was to regulate sources of energy that underlie much of our economy.
A real fire in southern New South Wales - not to be confused with the metaphorical one in the halls of Canberra.
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With New South Wales suffering winter bushfires and temperature records tumbling around the globe, our leaders in Canberra have picked a bad time to jettison climate policy in favour of political bickering.
President Trump is challenging the US states’ right to set their own emissions targets.
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It's time Australian states took a lesson from US states when it comes to working around obstructive federal climate change policies.
Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them.
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.
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.
Taking the long view is difficult when it comes to something as complex as energy policy.
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A policy that aims to reshape the electricity sector needs to be judged on its numbers. But the lack of public modelling from the Energy Security Board makes it impossible for analysts to do this.
Australia's transition to low-emissions energy will rely on what we have now (lots of coal) and what we'll build in the future (lots of renewables), according to a new report.
Transport and livestock are both significant contributors to nitrogen pollution.
The University of Melbourne is the first institution in Australia to have its nitrogen footprint calculated – it's 139 tonnes per year, mainly because of food production, energy use and transport.