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Removing politics, 'traffic light' ratings and a new 'tough cop': Australia's new environmental policy

Removing politics, ‘traffic light’ ratings and a new ‘tough cop’: Australia’s new environmental policy

The federal government has committed to a historic overhaul of Australia’s environmental laws in a move that Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek says will reverse the decline of Australia’s environment and “leave it in a better state. than the one in which we found it”. Key points: The review of Australia’s environmental laws was initially given …

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Australia's glorious spring into the future of green energy after a decade of denial

Australia’s glorious spring into the future of green energy after a decade of denial

We’ve just entered the early days of summer in Australia, and it’s worth pausing for a moment to reflect on the amazing spring that all but sealed Australia’s leap into a green energy future. Never have so many governments, utilities, businesses and investors pledged so much in such a short time for such an important …

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Steam raises from the cooling towers of the Bayswater coal power station in Muswellbrook, 153 miles (246 km) north of Sydney July 4, 2011

Australia’s climate change reversal can’t come soon enough for those most affected

This year, Australia is trying to turn its climate credentials from laggard into an environmental crusade. From a reputation as an outlier country that refused to sign new pledges at the UN’s COP26 in Glasgow last year, Australia is now a signatory to the global agreement to cut methane emissions by 30 %. His new …

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