Category: Fossil fuels

Peter Dutton has reignited Australia’s climate wars. What’s he saying – and what’s the reality?

Climate experts say his position is a promise to break with what was agreed in the French capital. But it’s much more complicated than thatGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe Australian climate wars are back – o…

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From ‘hug a husky’ to ‘max out the oil’: the Tory environmental journey

We look back through 14 years of Conservative manifestos at policies on net zero, energy, transport and moreIt’s been a long journey on environmental issues for the Tories – but somehow it feels as if it has been in the wrong direction. Eighteen years …

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Investment in clean energy likely to be double figure for fossil fuels in 2024, IEA says

Low-carbon electricity investment driven by solar projects but oil and gas spending still too high to meet climate goalsGlobal investment in low-carbon electricity will rise to 10 times as much as fossil fuel power this year due to an increase in spend…

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On Australia’s climate and extinction crises, the major parties both have questions to answer | Present Tense

The Coalition has no climate policy. But Labor’s positions are undermined by its confused stance on gas and the delay of new environmental lawsFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or …

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Decision to extend life of Australia’s biggest coal-fired power station will have ‘far-reaching consequences’, critics say

Agreement to keep Eraring plant open for two more years to 2027 leaves environmental groups ‘deeply disappointed’ Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastEnvironment…

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