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Australia’s climate effort slammed as ‘simply embarrassing’ among worst in G20

Australia labelled one of G20’s worst for climate action in latest Climate Transparency Report, lagging behind its international peers on green transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australias-climate-effort-slammed-as-simply-embarrassing-among-worst-in-the-g20-55344/ The emissions intensity of the Australian economy ranked as one of the highest in … Continue reading

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‘Backwards’ federal budget: Morrison government never fails to disappoint on climate action

His US$2 trillion plan includes huge investments in clean energy research and development, and low-emissions infrastructure such as public transport and energy-efficient buildings. He has also promised a border tax levied on imports from countries without a carbon price. — … Continue reading

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“Australia is not an exception:” Gummer slams climate go-slow in Canberra

“Australia is not an exception:” Gummer slams climate go-slow in Canberra – RenewEconomy — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-is-not-an-exception-gummer-slams-climate-go-slow-in-canberra-28718/ Gummer said that the “realities of life are that every year we leave it, the more expensive and disruptive it becomes.”

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World is now shutting down coal plants faster than it’s opening them

That’s good news for global emissions. And the change is not just due to the pandemic, experts say. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/world-global-coal-power-capacity-has-fell-in-2020/12523904

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Australia cannot expect China to import and burn coal it no longer needs | Coal | The Guardian

We have to prepare for this shift and our policymakers need to stop misleading coalmining communities that their exports will go on forever — Read on amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/11/australia-cannot-expect-china-to-import-and-burn-coal-it-no-longer-needs

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When the market for news fails… | Inside Story

How to organise some real news: Journalists keep losing their jobs, but politicians on all sides are refusing to face the consequences — Read on insidestory.org.au/when-the-market-for-news-fails/

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Extreme climate change has reached the United States: Here are America’s fastest-warming places – Washington Post

Pulitzervprize winning series investigative journalism. More than a century of temperature data shows much of the U.S. Northeast is in the grip of extreme warming, with winter heating up more quickly than other seasons. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/climate-environment/climate-change-america/

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Why frack off Brexit might improve Europe’s Environment

 Brexit/Britain is opposing — along with oil and gas industry — an EU proposal to monitor methane emissions from fracking. Government officials called it “unnecessary red tape,” according to the Guardian, but they are clearly either not interested in addressing climate change … Continue reading

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Coalition raids CEFC. again, $100m green cities fund

…news release Coal-ition… latest policy proposal green cities fund…industry and green groups say this $100M move constitutes the third such “redirection” of CEFC funding, with $1 billion withdrawn for car loan scheme, and another $1 billion to fund the Great Barrier … Continue reading

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American ‘weaponised philanthropy’

IMAGE: KOCH BROTHERS (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)LINK TO LARGER IMAGE. For two people who have never held elected office, billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, are without a doubt the most influential people in American politics. But although they are shaping American … Continue reading

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