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Taking out the trash: government hides shocking emissions figures

Taking out the trash: government hides shocking emissions figures

The Department of Environment and Energy quietly released a concerning report while everyone was preoccupied with AFL and NRL. This marks Australia’s 15th quarter of consecutive increased annual emissions.

How to save humanity and a few dollars

How to save humanity and a few dollars

Crikey readers discuss asylum seeker policy and other issues of the day.

Solar power is an inevitability

Solar power is an inevitability

Crikey readers discuss sustainability and other issues of the day.

Poll Bludger: Abbott versus wind farms and the RET

Poll Bludger: Abbott versus wind farms and the RET

If Abbott wants to wedge Labor, attacking the environment might be the safest option.

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

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.

The leak that saved the RET, good for jobs and energy prices

The leak that saved the RET, good for jobs and energy prices

Reneging on the RET wouldn't just cost jobs, it would actually increase electricity prices as well, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

Explainer: did Clive Palmer just save the planet?

Explainer: did Clive Palmer just save the planet?

Clive Palmer dropped a bombshell on climate policy tonight. He's a fair bit greener -- and Tony Abbott will be fuming. Crikey explains what just happened.

Timber looks to bailouts, concessions to ward off undertakers

Timber looks to bailouts, concessions to ward off undertakers

What's the timber industry quietly seeking from government behind closed doors? What happens in these discussions will shape the debate for at least a decade, write Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss.

When Malcolm turned his hand to solar power

When Malcolm turned his hand to solar power

Fresh data shows Australia leads the world on residential solar installations -- and we've got Malcolm Turnbull to thank for it, writes Tristan Edis of Climate Spectator.

Our renewables ‘revolution’ is not what it seems

Our renewables ‘revolution’ is not what it seems

It seems that for every winner in a renewable energy scheme, there is a loser, writes Giles Parkinson from Business Spectator.