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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT | 39 UNLOCK?

Shorten’s Super-RET: dumb economics, but smart politics?

Bill Shorten’s higher RET is intended to exploit the gap between voter enthusiasm for renewables and Tony Abbott’s pathological hatred of them. But it’s not the best way to achieve decarbonisation.

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JOSH TAYLOR | ENVIRONMENT | 7 UNLOCK?

Gone with the wind farms: govt moves to fetter renewables, states say no

The federal government says there is “merit” in investigating the effects of “infrasound” and wind turbines. But state environment ministers have said that’s total bunk.

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GUY RUNDLE | ENVIRONMENT | 38

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.

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The secret life of Graham ‘Efrem’ Lloyd: Oz environment editor’s greenie double life

One of Australia’s fiercest critics of renewable energy, Graham Lloyd, has left the country to travel to Peru for his Amazon rainforest conservation foundation, which he runs under a different name. No, really.

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After crying into the vastness of space for months, tiny Philae makes itself heard

Comet lander Philae has defied all expectations and is continuing to transmit photos from the comet’s surface long after it was thought to have gone dark.

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Abbott’s longstanding fear of made-up science

Tony Abbott has taken a stand against tall towers that cause all kinds of health problems. But the towers in question are mobile phone towers, and it’s 1995. Ketan Joshi explains.

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Climate talks in Bonn a warm-up act for Paris

Is Australia really committed to a sustainable emissions reduction target? That is what everyone will want to know at tonight’s climate talks, writes Erwin Jackson, deputy CEO of The Climate Institute.

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What the Grattan Institute gets wrong about solar

The Grattan researchers forgot quite a few things about Queensland, writes economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin

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Temperature’s rising: acid rain of govt intervention leaves BOM high and dry

Morale at the Bureau of Meteorology is at rock bottom, amid veiled pressure from the Abbott government, write Crikey reporter Sally Whyte and Crikey editor Marni Cordell.

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GILES PARKINSON | ENVIRONMENT |

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

The good news is the Abbott government has finally agreed to a Renewable Energy Target. The bad news is it is nowhere near where it should be.

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GILES PARKINSON | ENVIRONMENT |

Budget losers: climate agencies up in smoke

Like true conservatives, the Coalition’s leadership team thinks the best environmental strategy is to defund every climate science body but boost spending for a bunch of people to pick up litter.

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What the Gregs (Sheridan and Hunt) don’t get about emissions abatement

Conservative columnists and politicians are in lockstep on Direct Action. They’re also wrong, writes Canberra economist Tom Westland.

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GILES PARKINSON | ENVIRONMENT |

Abbott blows his carbon budget in first Direct Action auction

With a quarter of its money spent in the first round, has the government’s carbon policy failed straight out of the gate?

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Call of the wild: if a jet ski falls in the forest …

The Tasmanian government’s proposed expansion of the tourism industry threatens everything great about Tassie’s wilderness, writes Bert Spinks, freelance writer and bushwalking guide on the Overland Track.

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GILES PARKINSON | ENVIRONMENT |

The winners and losers of Abbott’s energy white paper (SPOILER: Tony likes coal)

In many ways, the Coalition’s energy white paper is a predictable piece of backward-looking falsehoods. But it does make some surprising concessions to a future of renewable energy.

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PADDY MANNING | ENVIRONMENT |

‘They know coal is coming to an end’: Bob Massie on the death of the mining boom

People on the ground are ready to make the transition to a non-mining economy, but the government and big mining companies are doubling down on coal.

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How the government is sneakily taking over the Climate Change Authority

The government has decided to put the Climate Change Authority and Clean Energy Regulator under the purview of the Environment Minister. Not that you’d know it from reading the bill. Freelance journalist Marcus Priest reports.

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

Direct Action is ‘intergenerational theft’ — just ask Peter Costello

Climate change is the ultimate form of intergenerational theft — and Joe Hockey is making it worse.

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PADDY MANNING | ENVIRONMENT |

The cheap, easy way Abbott can win votes — and maybe save the planet

There’s a very easy way for Abbott to get a substantial part of the electorate back on side …

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

Essential: voters continue to mark the government down

The government continues to fall in voters’ estimation on important policy issues, but a large number of voters still think it’s too soft on asylum seekers, Essential Report shows.

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SALLY WHYTE | ENVIRONMENT |

Why shark risk won’t stop us going to the beach

Australians are actually quite smart when it comes to weighing up the risks of encountering a shark while swimming, experts say.

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Real pro-business advocates act on climate change — just ask Maggie

A company board that ignores a clear and present danger to its business is negligent — and climate change is that clear and present danger, writes Dr Geoff Edwards, president of the Royal Society of Queensland.

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

Essential: Abbott won’t last as leader, and changing climate views

Voters don’t believe Tony Abbott will be around the lead the Coalition at the next election, today’s Essential Report suggests, as the government ends the year trailing Labor.

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Mixed result from Lima, with Paris talks murky

There were no binding commitments out of the Lima climate summit, to the dismay of many. But it is a small step on the path to the larger climate talks in Paris next year, writes University of Melbourne’s Chair of Political Science Discipline Professor Robyn Eckersley.

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Australia’s piddling Climate Fund pledge leaves sour taste in Lima

Julie Bishop’s Climate Fund turnaround might have stopped our international reputation from hitting rock bottom, but it’ll take a lot more to dig Australia out of this hole, writes University of Melbourne political science chairperson Professor Robyn Eckersley.

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