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Has the government left it too late for workable climate policy?

Has the government left it too late for workable climate policy?

Crikey readers respond to Australia's response to climate change, and our special climate edition Slow Burn.

Not waiting for Canberra: how powerful investors are taking on climate action

Not waiting for Canberra: how powerful investors are taking on climate action

Shareholders are demanding real action on climate change, but how can they make businesses deliver?

Bigger than Adani: the NT ‘carbon bomb’ waiting to explode

Bigger than Adani: the NT ‘carbon bomb’ waiting to explode

By itself, Queensland’s proposed Adani coal mine would result in 5 billion tonnes of carbon-dioxide greenhouse gas emissions. Clearly, Adani is a "carbon-bomb".

How the free market might just save the Earth

How the free market might just save the Earth

And what will we see once we embrace cheap renewables? An end to the internal combustion engine, for a start, writes freelance journalist Doug Hendrie.

Mayne: ANZ shareholders shine a light on biggest financier of fossil fuels

Mayne: ANZ shareholders shine a light on biggest financier of fossil fuels

As the biggest financier of fossil fuels in Australia, ANZ can't afford to conceal its role in GHG emissions from shareholders.

Fossil fuel’s trillion-dollar incentive to rain on Lima climate conference parade

Fossil fuel’s trillion-dollar incentive to rain on Lima climate conference parade

Climate talks are making progress in Peru (with one noted dissenting voice -- no points for guessing). But the fossil fuel industry has a trillion reasons to try to stop climate action.

By the numbers: The <em>Fin</em>‘s divestment obsession

By the numbers: The Fin‘s divestment obsession

What's the biggest story in the business world? It's the ANU's decision to divest from fossil fuel funds, which is bigger news than the Glencore/Rio merger ... apparently. Tom Swann, research assistant at The Australia Institute, crunches the numbers.

A Pyrrhic victory for miners as Moylan gets suspended sentence

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.

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

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.

Is this it for coal?

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.