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‘We are burning our trust’: Abbott’s climate denials winning Australia no friends

Just as nothing will persuade the Michael Smiths of the world that Julia Gillard is innocent, we are well past the point where more evidence will persuade climate sceptics or those vested interests opposing climate action to change their tune.

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How the coal industry hoodwinked us all into higher electricity prices

The dirty coal industry has won a victory over renewables with the recommendations of the RET review panel to neuter the target. The losers will be consumers — and the earth.

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With friends like these, the RET never stood a chance

Those charged with “reviewing” the Renewable Energy Target were actually told to look at killing it.

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Fossil fuel dinosaurs fudge the numbers to serve their interests (and save you 50c a week)

Fears about the impact of the RET on households have proved to be a furphy.

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Is this it for coal?

Fossil fuels have had their day, and a carbon crash is coming, writes RenewEconomy sustainability researcher and writer Paul Gilding.

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The dirty secret of fossil fuels: more expensive than you think

Fossil fuel fans say we can’t afford to switch over to renewables. But maybe we can’t afford not to. Laura Eadie, research director for the Centre for Policy Development’s Sustainable Economy Program, reports.

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No denying coal’s developed world decline

There’s no hiding from coal’s long-term decline in Europe and the United States, irrespective of cherry-picked data floating around cyberspace about a coal revival. Don’t believe what you read.

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Old energy: the renaissance of fossil fuels under the carbon tax

The fossil fuel sector isn’t hiding from a carbon tax. In fact, it’s planning a revival. Renewable energy is undermined by coal-powered operators finding ways to reduce emissions and increase efficiency, writes Philipp Rosskopf.

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Global warming, big oil and silicone breasts: the links

All the fuss over the ABC’s screening of The Great Global Warming Swindle would be funny except that its effect is serious. Deadly so. The aim of the program and its lackeys is to create doubt, any doubt, about climate change.

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