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Coal: the black cloud on Turnbull’s horizon

We can end the climate threat posed by coal by removing the public subsidies that underpin its profits. [Peter Boyer | 17 November 2015] There’s a hint of a breeze blowing through Australia’s climate policy space in the wake of … Continue reading

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Strong emissions targets are the real leadership test

The government looks the goods on terrorism, but climate change presents a much bigger challenge. [30 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] When federal parliament voted last week to cut by 20 per cent the amount of clean energy it aims … Continue reading

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Government’s climate credibility on the line

The government’s post-2020 emissions target paper suggests it’s aware that it has to lift its game, but it has a massive task. [7 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] “We are determined to reduce emissions,” declared a media release about climate change issued from … Continue reading

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