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Alcoa bail-out opens up a new front in an old culture war

Alcoa bail-out opens up a new front in an old culture war

The right's insistence on maintaining the Alcoa aluminium smelting plant is reactionary: the greenies want Portland to close, and therefore it must be kept open, writes John Quiggin.

The war of attrition against Abbott’s Green Army

The war of attrition against Abbott’s Green Army

Tony Abbott's signature Green Army environment policy will reportedly be stood down to save just over $250 million in this year's MYEFO. Josh Taylor and Harrison Johnstone report.

Stop kidding yourselves we’ll take any climate action

Stop kidding yourselves we’ll take any climate action

The government has ratified the Paris Agreement -- but still has no policies for how to achieve the targets it has signed up to, and the review announced today is unlikely to change that.

Coal fan Frydenberg’s figleaf fluttering in the wind

Coal fan Frydenberg’s figleaf fluttering in the wind

Environment and Energy minister Josh Frydenberg is claiming to be a convert to the cause of renewables but the grim truth is that this government has no interest in meaningful climate action.

Goodbye markets: Where the parties stand on climate change

Goodbye markets: Where the parties stand on climate change

While climate change has been virtually ignored in the election campaign, Australia looks to be headed for a far more interventionist approach to carbon abatement.

Chainsaw gets chopped down, but more climate quarrels beckon

Chainsaw gets chopped down, but more climate quarrels beckon

The failed defection of Ian Macfarlane is a win for Malcolm Turnbull but will exacerbate what will be a difficult relationship with the Nationals over climate policy.

Voter shifts put pressure on Turnbull’s unheroic targets

Voter shifts put pressure on Turnbull’s unheroic targets

The government knows it is entering the Paris climate conference with an underwhelming emissions target. And we still don't know how it will be achieved.

Three cheers for our failing economy!

Three cheers for our failing economy!

Greg Hunt has said Australia has met its emissions target already. The only problem is that we have met it because our economy is circling the drain ...

Meet the govt climate sceptics who have Turnbull by the short’n’curlies

Meet the govt climate sceptics who have Turnbull by the short’n’curlies

Almost four in five Australians believe climate change is happening, but in Parliament, dinosaurs still rule the Earth.

Rundle: Direct Action puts Australia in the ‘arseholes club’ of climate policy

Rundle: Direct Action puts Australia in the ‘arseholes club’ of climate policy

Australia is the worst performer on climate action in the industrialised world.