Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has brushed off Labor’s 43 per cent emissions target by 2030 as a “reheat” of the climate policy they took to the 2019 election.
A prominent great southern cattle farmer is rallying others to join a pledge to cut methane emissions by 30 per cent by the end of the decade.
Australia’s business community says the ALP must ensure trade-exposed industries are not put at a competitive disadvantage from a tightening of the emissions baseline if it is voted into power next year.
Danielle Le Messurier
Anthony Albanese has revealed Labor’s long-awaited climate plan was the ‘most comprehensive modelling ever done by any opposition in Australia’s history since federation’ and the ‘right plan for Australia’.
Kimberley Caines and Sarah Ison
The Environment Minister has revealed “ambitious” 2030 emissions reductions targets will be set for State Government agencies as part of the “acceleration” of WA’s transition to a low carbon economy.
Doubling down on fossil fuels when the world’s global scientific consensus, the International Energy Agency and political leaders say no to more fossil fuels is reckless and risky for Woodside shareholders.
Qantas has launched a world-first ‘green tier’ program to reward frequent flyers who make sustainable choices at home and when they travel, and further its ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Australia relies on China for 90 per cent of the imports of one technology ‘crucial’ to the country’s future.
Two decisions taken by Woodside this week have ensured Western Australia plays a central role in global energy supply in the decades ahead.
Scott Morrison has declared coal will be used for decades despite Australia signing up to an international pledge to ‘phase down’ - not ‘phase out’ - the resource in coming years.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has refused to say whether Australia will return to international climate talks late next year with a stronger 2030 emissions target, as demanded by the concluded Glasgow conference.
Australia could easily move quickly to widespread electric car use, experts say, but there’s a few road blocks ahead. Can they be overcome?
Modelling underpinning Australia’s 2050 net zero emissions target has been made public for the first time by the Morrison government.
Kimberley Caines and Helena Burke
After weeks of waiting, the Morrison government’s modelling on its net zero emissions target by 2050 has finally been made available to public.
The US and China have shocked the world by coming together to sign a deal on lowering emissions.
Blaming methane-burping cattle for destroying the environment is a “load of bulldust”, according to respected agricultural analysts at Thomas Elder Markets.
Chevron Australia has unveiled a potential $200 million-plus plan aimed at addressing its failure to meet a target to bury carbon dioxide underground at the Gorgon gas project.
China and the United States have pledged at United Nations talks in Glasgow to increase co-operation on climate action.
Jake Spring and Valerie Volcovici
Only months after a damning UN report predicted a continued reduction in rainfall for the Great Southern, PM Scott Morrison’s global climate pitch at COP26 was met with scepticism by many.
Tom Shanahan & Georgie Moore
Half a dozen of the world's leading car manufacturers are set to sign a pledge committing to the phasing out of fossil-fuel vehicles within two decades.
Simon Jessop, William James and Nick Carey
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is selling the idea that Australia’s climate action will be led by ‘can-do capitalism’, not government policy.
The Morrison Government will on Wednesday continue its push for action on climate change with a $1 billion investment fund aimed at supercharging renewable energy projects.
WA car retailers say they could easily sell electric vehicles if policies to encourage their use were implemented.
Net zero, two words met with an eye roll and existentialism — Conference of the Parties celebrates its 26th year trying to solve the inevitable negligence of human progression.
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