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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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The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is not delivering – there’s no more time to waste

TJ Ryan Foundation board member, John Guiggin, and colleagues write in The Conversation (5.2.18) that the billions spent on water-efficien... More »

Away from the public gaze, serious threats to the environment keep rising

In a new series of investigative environmental reports, Lenore Taylor observes in The Guardian (30.1.18) that there are several threa... More »

Great Barrier Reef to get $60m rescue package from government

Helen Davidson reports in The Guardian (22.1.18) on the federal government's announcement that it will spend $36.6m on ‘support... More »

Indigenous ranger programs are working in Queensland – they should be expanded

Emilie Ens and Alana Grech write in The Conversation (15.1.18) that Indigenous ranger programs have now been running successfully for a de... More »

Why 2017 was a good year for climate

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (30.12.17) that, despite the inaction of the US and Australian ... More »

The federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Rebecca Pearse writes in The Conversation (20.12.17) that the federal government's keenly awaited review of Australia's climate policies c... More »

Public investment in electricity generation – a hot-button issue in Queensland?

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (22.11.17) that in the upcoming Queensland election all major pa... More »

The Queensland election's 'renewables versus coal' debate isn't about jobs. It's a culture war

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, comments in The Guardian (22.11.17) on opposition to renewables, suggesting that it's a cas... More »

'Political watershed' as 19 countries pledge to phase out coal

Damian Carrington reports in The Guardian (17.11.17) on a new international alliance launched at the Bonn climate talks which hopes t... More »

Climate scientists warn time is running out to prevent global environmental collapse

The ABC's Michael Edwards reports (14.11.17) on a stark warning from over 15,000 of the world's leading climate scientists that time is running out... More »

Queensland land clearing could become 'tsunami', say conservation groups

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (13.11.17) that notification of planned land clearing in regional Queensland is up 30% in the ... More »

What are the realities of energy transition from coal to renewables?

Dr Jason Byrne and Dr Tony Matthews examine (5.11.17) the Palaszczuk Government's commitment to renewables:

'The Palaszczuk government in Q... More »

The government’s energy policy hinges on some tricky wordplay about coal’s role

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (18.10.17) that, by rebranding coal as 'dispatchable', the gover... More »

Malcolm Turnbull convinces party to unite on energy policy

Katharine Murphy reports in The Guardian (17.10.17) on the Turnbull Government's newly announced energy plan, which ditches the Clean Ener... More »

Australia's politics only barrier to clean energy system, report finds

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (5.10.17) on the release of a new Climate Council report which finds agreement among experts a... More »

Former Indian environment minister sounds alarm on Adani's track record, mega-mine's viability

In a special Four Corners report (2.10.17), the ABC's Stephen Long and colleagues uncover previously unknown tax haven ties for Adani Grou... More »

Modelling finds Australia’s Paris commitment requires 66-75% renewable energy by 2030

The Australia Institute has released (25.9.17) a major report on the federal government's energy policy settings, finding that Australia is at risk... More »

A cleanish energy target gets us nowhere

Alan Pears writes in The Conversation (20.9.17) about the policy uncertainty surrounding the federal government's clean energy target owin... More »

More than 1,200 scientists urge rethink on Australia’s marine park plans

Jessica Meeuwig writes in The Conversation (21.9.17) about a statement on behalf of marine researchers from around the globe, asserting th... More »

The new Great Barrier Reef pollution plan is better, but still not good enough

Jon Brodie and colleagues write in The Conversation (1.9.17) that the updated joint government plan for improving water quality on th... More »

Coal in decline: Adani in question and Australia out of step

Adam Morton reports in The Guardian (25.8.17) on the proposed Adani coal mine project in central Queensland, asking if India and China are... More »

Climate change is a financial risk, according to a lawsuit against the CBA

Anita Foerster and Jacqueline Peel write in The Conversation (16.8.17) that a new lawsuit against the Commonwealth Bank puts climate ... More »

Dirty coal to dirty politics: everything is connected through a malformed political economy

David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace (Australia Pacific), comments in The Guardian (21.7.17) that the health of the Great Barrier Reef is ... More »

Queensland to aim for zero net emissions 2050 target

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (11.7.17) on the Palaszczuk Government's announcement of a target of zero net carbon emiss... More »

'Big win': Great Barrier Reef avoids UN 'in danger' list despite mass bleaching

Fergus Hunter reports in the Brisbane Times (6.7.17) on the decision of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee to not place the Great Barr... More »


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