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Revealed: Car industry’s secret emissions plan would slow electric vehicle uptake
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Revealed: Car industry’s secret emissions plan would slow electric vehicle uptake

The car industry has launched a wide-ranging private campaign that would delay Australia’s transition to electric vehicles, confidential documents show.

  • by Ben Cubby

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How Labor will hit its 2030 climate target
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How Labor will hit its 2030 climate target

The federal government is set to create a legally binding emissions reduction target. Its plan to deliver over the next decade hinges on two key mechanisms.

  • by Mike Foley
Climate vote turns up temperature on Dutton’s opposition
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Climate vote turns up temperature on Dutton’s opposition

The opposition has been left looking like a stranded asset on the climate issue, adrift from a pragmatic business community.

  • by Michelle Grattan
Emissions bill a win for ALP, but outlook remains politically inclement

Emissions bill a win for ALP, but outlook remains politically inclement

Labor’s successful navigation of a legislated emissions target through the lower house is a win for Anthony Albanese, but it’s not the end of the climate wars.

  • by David Crowe
Labor and Greens switch climate fight to future of coal and gas

Labor and Greens switch climate fight to future of coal and gas

Immediately after the Climate Change Bill passed the lower house, Adam Bandt lashed the Albanese government’s 43 per cent emissions reduction target as weak.

  • by Mike Foley and James Massola
Giant gas projects may escape bid to slash WA carbon pollution by 2030

Giant gas projects may escape bid to slash WA carbon pollution by 2030

WA’s environmental watchdog wants “a deep and substantial reduction” in carbon pollution this decade, but three giant export projects may escape the new tougher approach.

  • by Peter Milne
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‘Uncharted territory’: Great Barrier Reef report piles pressure on Labor’s climate target

‘Uncharted territory’: Great Barrier Reef report piles pressure on Labor’s climate target

The increased frequency of mass coral bleaching events was “uncharted territory” for the reef following the fourth mass bleaching in seven years.

  • by Mike Foley
Why is everyone mad at celebrities flying private jets?

Why is everyone mad at celebrities flying private jets?

Recent data showed Taylor Swift’s plane racked up 170 flights in the first 200 days of this year alone, releasing more than 1000 times the average person’s annual emissions.

  • by Anthony Segaert
Labor’s climate target will help drive businesses’ green power shift: Rio Tinto

Labor’s climate target will help drive businesses’ green power shift: Rio Tinto

The mining giant’s chief executive has backed the federal government’s commitment to a 43 per cent carbon emissions cut by 2030.

  • by Nick Toscano and Mike Foley
Greens elders Brown and Milne say emissions target debate not as important as coal exports

Greens elders Brown and Milne say emissions target debate not as important as coal exports

Former Greens leaders Bob Brown and Christine Milne will not criticise Adam Bandt for being open to passing the Albanese government’s emissions bill.

  • by Tony Wright
Climate bill to make government fossil fuel investment harder

Climate bill to make government fossil fuel investment harder

In an appeal to the Greens, Labor will make it more challenging for key government agencies to spend public money on coal and gas projects.

  • by Mike Foley and James Massola