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Coming to terms with President Trump

Donald Trump has much to learn about a lot of things, including climate change. But he will learn nothing from Myron Ebell. Every four years, till we’re sick of hearing it, US presidential candidates tell their electors and the world what … Continue reading

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The contradiction that bedevils energy policy

The Turnbull government’s continuing support for fossil fuels imperils us all. Everything that’s wrong with the government’s vision for Australia’s energy future emerged in this single utterance by Malcolm Turnbull last week: “We have a commitment in Australia which is … Continue reading

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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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