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A Pyrrhic victory for miners as Moylan gets suspended sentence

Jonathan Moylan deserved the sentence he got — do the crime, do the time. But the bigger lie is the one spread by the coal industry — that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels.

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IPCC puts more heat on Abbott’s anti-science climate policies

The IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. The Abbott government says it will “wait and see”, all the while dismantling the mechanisms that could achieve higher targets.

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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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A new Labor leader packs baggage

Crikey readers have their say on the Labor leadership, fossil fuels and women in the workplace.

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Climate change activist gets BHP board hot under the collar

The board of BHP Billiton has told shareholders to reject Ian Dunlop’s application for the company’s board, despite his numerous credentials for the role. His climate activism is the problem.

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Agreement in Rio, but fossil-fuel subsidies debate gets dirty

After a marathon negotiating session that extended into the early hours of this morning, countries finally reached agreement on a 53-page document entitled The Future We Want, writes Anna Rose from Rio.

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Parkinson: think small and kick out coal

If Australia is going to meet its targets on reducing emissions from its energy sector and keeping energy prices under control, it’s going to need some revolutionary thinking from somewhere, writes Giles Parkinson.

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The long view: electricity consumers choose cheaper over green

Creating “certainty” is not the urgent issue for industry many believe. They might not realise it, but the urgency to create certainty rests with consumers, writes Ben Freund, CEO GoSwitch.com.au.

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Grist | ENVIRONMENT|

Biting into the meat vs. climate change debate

Does meat production cause climate change? The problem isn’t that we’re eating juicy steaks, it’s that we’re ignoring fossil fuels and fertiliser, writes farmer Eliot Coleman.

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CNN | ENVIRONMENT|

Sustainable energy, without the hot air

If we’re serious about getting off fossil fuels, we need to start applying some real figures and equations to discussion about sustainable energy, says physicist David MacKay.

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Budget 09: fossil fuels exit-strategy mark one

Australians would be alarmed to know that their taxes go to multinational oil, gas and coal corporations but the budget papers do not contain any details, or Ministerial Statements explaining these.

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Christian Science Monitor | ENVIRONMENT|

Drastic reduction in fossil fuels needed to curb global warming

Two new studies say current plans to curb global warming aren’t enough; we need to cut burning of fossil fuels down to almost zero.

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Tall tales from the carbon crypt

There are quirky things about carbon sequestration, which is seen as a key to clean coal technologies, writes Ben Sandilands.

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State of the planet

Apocalyptic vision of a post fossil fuel world … If you want to see green living, go to ‘old Europe’ … Scientists warn of agrarian crisis from climate change … Change of climate … Rudd as PM will be ‘heaven-sent’ to climate talks: Indonesia

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