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Australia can be 100 per cent renewable by 2030

Australia’s electricity grid could be entirely run by renewable energy by 2030, proving to be cheaper and less risky than building new coal-fired power stations, according to new research by the Alternative Technology Association.

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How to fix the sad state of transport decision-making

Of the many controversial things recently said by Dennis Cliche, CEO of Sydney Motorway Corporation, responsible for WestConnex, the only one that didn’t compel him to apologise was in my view the most significant.

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Australia ranks fourth last in global climate change action

Australia has triumphed over South Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia in a national climate action assessment, claiming 57th place on the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released this week. But that’s it.

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Rotten to the core: NSW government’s water theft cover ups

An irrigator in NSW’s northwest allegedly stole more than five billion litres of water from the Barwon-Darling River, and a community group has had to take action to enforce water laws when the government did not.

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Gentrification or blandification?

Once a den for organised crime – from gambling to prostitution – Kings Cross still retains something of its gritty reputation. For now.

Cities take centre stage at COP23

Optimism and energy abound at the UN climate change talks in Bonn, as leaders from cities around the world make pledges to help meet the Paris Agreement’s goals.

Time’s running out for federal climate action

Sydney summers will hit 50°C if global temperatures rise 2°C, according to the Climate Council, which today launched its big report of the year on the pressing need for climate action.