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​Global warning: Report confirms carbon emissions rise

GLOBAL greenhouse gas pollution is on track to jump by the end of 2017, after a three year flatline, as a result of the ongoing burning of fossil fuels around the world. The Global Carbon Budget released overnight shows emissions from fossil fuels and industry are on track to rise by 2 per cent this year.…

Critical Opportunity: Report confirms urgency to tackle climate change

AUSTRALIA’S CRITICAL WINDOW of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing, with a new landmark report from the Climate Council revealing our nation is falling behind the rest of the world, failing to tackle climate change as pollution levels continue to rise.…

COP23 Talks Get Underway, But Will Australia Listen?

168 nations (169 parties) that have ratified the Paris Agreement, including Australia, will meet in Bonn, Germany over the next week to discuss progress and the finer details surrounding the implementation of the historic international commitment to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees.…

​Billion dollar boom: Queensland’s bright renewables future

THE SUNSHINE STATE is a leader in Australia’s renewables boom, with more than $1.6 billion dollars invested in new large-scale projects, creating more than 1,300 construction jobs in the energy sector, according to a new milestone report from the Climate Council.…

​NSW​ ​bushfire​ ​threat​ ​escalating​ ​due​ ​to​ ​climate​ ​change

NEW SOUTH WALES is facing increasingly dangerous bushfire seasons, commencing earlier and lasting longer as a result of intensifying climate change, according to a new Climate Council report.The ‘ Earlier, More Frequent, More Dangerous: Bushfires in New South Wales’, report shows climate change exacerbated the record breaking heat in winter and…

NSW​ ​bushfire​ ​threat​ ​escalating​ ​due​ ​to​ ​climate​ ​change

NEW SOUTH WALES is facing increasingly dangerous bushfire seasons, commencing earlier and lasting longer as a result of intensifying climate change, according to a new Climate Council report.The ‘ Earlier, More Frequent, More Dangerous: Bushfires in New South Wales’, report shows climate change exacerbated the record breaking heat in winter and…

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​Energy chaos guaranteed under government “plan”

THE CLIMATE COUNCIL has slammed the Federal Government’s new “energy plan” labelling it “a failure of leadership”, that is likely to lead to higher power prices, poor reliability and worsening carbon pollution for the Australian public. Climate Councillor and energy expert Andrew Stock said the Federal Government plan lacked any form of modelling, …

Dumping CET a grave mistake

THE CLIMATE COUNCIL has slammed the Federal Government’s decision to abandon plans for a Clean Energy Target (CET).Climate Councillor and energy sector veteran Andrew Stock said the Federal Government’s decision to walk away from the crucial CET is a major mistake and will do nothing to combat rising pollution levels and electricity prices.…

Climate Critical To Energy Blueprint

In response to reports of the forthcoming future energy blueprint, the Climate Council is calling on the Federal Government to ensure that tackling climate change is central to any strategy that is set out.“Australia has one of the most polluting energy systems in the world. We are also the sunniest country in the world and one of the windiest.…

Abbott Out of Step With Reality

Abbott’s speech last night confirms he’s even more out of touch than we thought with the reality of climate change and its worsening impacts on Australians.The speech to the climate denying group, The Global Warming Policy Foundation included a range of ludicrous statements, denying that record-breaking temperature rises are taking place.…

BoM Confirms Sizzling Start to Spring

Friday 22 September 2017 was the hottest September day experienced in Australia since national area-averaged temperature records began over 100 years ago, a new report from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), reveals today. From the 23rd to the 29th September, 31 locations (out of 62 locations that make up the Bureau of Meteorology’s high quality,…

Politics preventing Australia’s switch to 21st Century energy

Politics is the only factor standing in the way of Australia’s transition to a modern electricity network, powered by renewable energy and storage technology, according to a new report released by the Climate Council today.Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie said the synthesis report ‘Powering a 21st Century Economy: secure, clean, affordable…

New Poll: Public Speak Out On Energy Inaction

A new poll released today by the Climate Council shows that three quarters of Australians (77%) recognise the importance of a Clean Energy Target (CET). To incentivise new types of energy, at lower cost, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel recommended that the Government must implement a CET.…

New poll: Public Speak Out On “Old Lady” Liddell

A new poll released today by the Climate Council shows that 7 out of 10 people disagree with the Government’s stance to keep the Liddell coal-fired power station open costing nearly $1 billion. When asked what should happen to the power station after its planned closure in 2022, 77% said public money should not be used to keep it open.…

Paris Agreement to continue with or without United States

THE CLIMATE COUNCIL has welcomed the United State’s potential revisiting of the historic international Paris Climate Agreement, but has warned the global community will not bend the accord’s conditions. The Trump Administration has flagged the potential move to stay with the global accord, with hopes of modifying the conditions.…

​Millions of children at risk under intensifying climate change

The Climate Council and aid organisation Plan International Australia have called on the Federal Government to meet its climate change aid and relief commitments, as extreme weather events continue to intensify around the world. Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie said extreme weather events, including Hurricane Irma and Harvey and extreme…

Government's coal obsession out of step with economics, science

DATA from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found investment in renewable energy and storage technologies is surging around the world, while investment in coal continues to plummet. Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie warned the Federal Government that it would be a grave mistake to water down the Clean Energy Target proposed by…

Government's coal obsession out of step with economics, science

DATA from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found investment in renewable energy and storage technologies is surging around the world, while investment in coal continues to plummet. Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie warned the Federal Government that it would be a grave mistake to water down the Clean Energy Target proposed by…

Climate change driving one of the most powerful hurricanes in history

SUPERCHARGED storms around the world, including Hurricane Irma and Harvey are becoming more powerful as a result of worsening climate change, according to the Climate Council. A Climate Council spokesperson said such extreme weather, including storms, rainfall and flooding events are becoming more intense and severe, causing mass destruction and…