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Environment & Energy

This includes articles about coal mining and CSG, mining the Galilee Basin, dredging, and Abbot Point. It also contains articles on sandmining on Stradbroke Island. Other, related articles, can be found under 'Environment: Great Barrier Reef'.

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There goes the neighbourhood: climate change, Australian housing and the financial sector

Policy Online carries a link (30.5.16) to a Climate Institute report outlining the financial risk to Australia's housing and property sect... More »

Securing renewables: how batteries solve the problem of clean electricity

Policy Online carries a link (31.5.16) to an Australia Institute report which outlines the advantages of battery storage technology for ad... More »

Election 2016: Labor pledges $380 million for Great Barrier Reef

Matthew Knott reports in the Brisbane Times (30.5.16) on federal Labor's announcement of dedicated funding to underpin research and protec... More »

Labor and Greens battle over CSG regulation proposals

The ABC's Babs McHugh reports (27.5.16) on policy proposals from Labor and the Greens setting out stricter regulation of coal seam gas operations, ... More »

Climate change and the election

Lenore Taylor writes in The Guardian (27.5.16): 

'For years Greg Hunt has been suggesting different things to different ... More »

Australia 'scrubbed' from UNESCO report on climate change and world heritage sites

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (27.5.16) that 'all mentions of Australia were removed from the final version of a Unesco... More »

Queensland Parliament passes laws restoring landholder mining objection rights

The ABC reports (25.5.16) on state Parliament passing laws to reinstate mining objection rights to landholders and other affected parties, reversin... More »

Queensland set to enter new era in renewable energy with Ergon wind farm deal

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (26.5.16) on the prospects of a new wind farm project in far north Queensland, which would add ... More »

North Stradbroke Island sand mining to end by 2019

Jorge Branco reports in the Brisbane Times (26.5.16) on the state government's reinstatement of an 'early' closure for sand mining op... More »

Queensland commits to fixing water quality in the Great Barrier Reef

In The Conversation of 26.5.16  Karen Hussey, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, and Robin Smale, all from the Global Change Institute, Univers... More »

Coalition's low-emissions 'roadmap' is a trip to nowhere (without +$$$)

Craig Froome from the University of Queensland's Global Change Institute analyses (The Conversation, 26.5.16) the Coalition's 'Low Em... More »

Great Barrier Reef: Slow progress on water quality improvements, taskforce report says

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (25.5.16) on claims from a scientific taskforce that lack of coordination between the government agencies respons... More »

Election 2016: do we need to re-establish a department of climate change?

Christian Downie and Howard Bamsey write in The Conversation (23.5.16) about the policy uncertainty and lack of political direction curren... More »

This election is our last chance to save the Great Barrier Reef

John Brodie and Richard Pearson write in The Conversation (19.5.16) about the increasing threats to the Great Barrier Reef posed by climat... More »

'Staggering' that climate change and the Great Barrier Reef is not the top election issue

Climate scientist Professor Tim Flannery (The Guardian, 17.5.16) says lack of attention to climate change so far in the election... More »

Less sunshine, wind and rain could cast shade on renewable energy

Roger Dargaville and Jane Mullett write in The Conversation (17.5.16) about the implications of the increasing effects of climate change f... More »

Coal dust kills coral: study

The Brisbane Times reports (17.5.16) on research from marine scientists in north Queensland, pointing to the high risk posed to coral by c... More »

Queensland Environment Minister says clean-up laws will save taxpayers

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (16.5.16) on the mining sector's response to the state government's new 'clean-up' laws, which ... More »

Time to move on from Direct Action subsidies?

Paul Burke, in The Conversation (16.5.16) suggests that Direct Action, the centrepiece of Australia's current greenhouse gas red... More »

Carbon taxes, emissions trading and electricity prices: making sense of the scare campaigns

Dylan McConnell writes in The Conversation (13.5.16) about the confusing policy positions and political rhetoric surrounding renewable ene... More »

Queensland national park laws restored

The Brisbane Times reports (11.5.16) on the restoration of conservation guidelines to the management of Queensland's national parks, rever... More »

Carbon tax may be needed to hit renewable energy targets

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (11.5.16) on Queensland's lagging efforts to reach its renewable energy targets, as revealed in... More »

Queensland moves to control land clearing: other states need to follow

Megan Evans writes in The Conversation (10.5.16) about the extent of native vegetation land clearing in Queensland in recent decades, and ... More »

Coastal communities, including 24 federal seats at risk, demand action on climate threats

Barbara Norman writes in The Conversation (6.5.16) about members of Australian coastal communities attempting to highlight to federal MPs ... More »

Underwater extremes

With much of the Earth covered by oceans, a different kind of heatwave is attracting attention, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick in Inside... More »


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