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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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Queensland’s renewable target isn’t ‘aggressive’, it’s entirely achievable

Lynette Molyneaux writes in The Conversation (18.10.16) about the stated aim of the Queensland Government to source half the state's power... More »

Will clean energy kill coal? What is happening around the world

The Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland is hosting a lunchtime seminar to discuss the global technology, market and invest... More »

Out in the heat: why poorer suburbs are more at risk in warming cities

Jason Byrne and colleagues write in The Conversation (14.10.16) about their recent research which found that the concentration of poorer p... More »

Queensland report outlines 50 per cent renewable energy map

The Brisbane Times reports (12.10.16) on details of a draft independent report into Queensland's future energy security, outlini... More »

Landholder group, the Basin Sustainability Alliance, calls on Queensland Government to scrap GasFields Commission

The ABC's Craig Zonca reports (11.10.16) on calls by concerned rural landholders for the state government to abolish the GasFields Commission, in t... More »

Turnbull’s misgivings on renewables overlook economic and financial realities

Thomas Clarke writes in The Conversation (11.10.16) about the Turnbull Government's seeming antipathy towards the renewable energy sector,... More »

Turnbull government called on to explain where Australia's offshore gas wealth is going

Heath Aston reports in the Brisbane Times (9.10.16) on questions raised over the reduced amount of royalties revenue collected by the fede... More »

Climate change must be part of Australia’s electricity system review

The Grattan Institute's Tony Wood writes in The Conversation (8.10.16) about a proposed review of Australia's electricity market, fol... More »

Adani - opposition 'ideological' or evidence-based?

Lenore Taylor writes in The Guardian (8.10.16) that 'Federal resources minister Matt Canavan says "legal delays" to the mine hav... More »

The Coral Sea: an ocean jewel that needs more protection

Bob Pressey and colleagues write in The Conversation (6.10.16) about proposed changes that the federal government is considering to Austra... More »

Paris climate accord to take effect

'A global agreement to combat climate change will take force after support from European nations sent the accord across an important threshold, pro... More »

Lessons from South Australia’s blackout: we need to make infrastructure more resilient to climate change

Mark Gibbs writes in The Conversation (5.10.16) about the lessons for the energy sector, and for other essential service providers, from t... More »

Putting carbon back in the land is just a smokescreen for real climate action: Climate Council report

Martin Rice and Will Steffen write in The Conversation (29.9.16) about a new Climate Council report which argues that land storage of carb... More »

Queensland’s culling program is not the solution to New South Wales’ shark problem

Jane Williamson writes in The Conversation (29.9.16) about the apparent ineffectiveness of Queensland's shark control program, in the wake... More »

Great Barrier Reef: report to UNESCO takes note of Queensland's failure to reform tree-clearing laws

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (28.9.16) on new assessments of state and federal government progress on protecting the Great Barrier Reef from f... More »

Public support for climate action on the up after dark days: Climate Institute survey

The Conversation's James Whitmore, interviewing Will Grant and the University of Queensland's Matt McDonald, writes (26.9.16) about a rise... More »

Adani faces High Court appeal

The Brisbane Times (19.9.16) reports that 'Conservationists have lodged an appeal to stop the construction of Australia's bigges... More »

Climate action is the key to Australia achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Nina Lansbury Hall and colleagues write in The Conversation (13.9.16) about the climate policy steps that the federal and state government... More »

The fossil fuel divestment game is getting bigger, thanks to the smaller players

Luke Kemp writes in The Conversation (12.9.16) about the gathering pace of the fossil fuel divestment campaign, which has been bolstered r... More »

Who do we trust on climate change?

A year has passed since the Pope issued the Encyclical on Climate Change. He has now called for urgent action to stop climate change and propo... More »

Pacific pariah: how Australia’s love of coal has left it out in the diplomatic cold

Wesley Morgan writes in The Conversation (7.9.16) about the agenda at this week's Pacific Islands Forum, where Australia stands apart from... More »

Government review supports Australia’s marine reserves – now it’s time to move on

Michelle Voyer and Richard Ambrose Kenchington write in The Conversation (6.9.16) about the results of a federal government review of Comm... More »

The Climate Change Authority report: a dissenting view

Clive Hamilton and David Karoly write in The Conversation (5.9.16) about their dissenting 'minority' report from the Climate Change Author... More »

China ratifies Paris climate change agreement ahead of G20

Tom Phillips reports in The Guardian (3.9.16):

'China has announced its ratification of the Paris climate change agreement, p... More »

Destroying the environment is a sin - Pope Francis

'Pope Francis has called for urgent action to stop climate change and proposed that caring for the environment be added to traditional Christian wo... More »


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