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the rejection of the rocky hill coalmine in the upper hunter valley has given hope to campaigners

Hunter Valley coalmine ruling buoys other anti-mine campaigners

Bylong Valley residents hope Rocky Hill decision will sway state commission to reject proposed open-cut mine — Activists and residents fighting against a proposed coalmine in central New South Wales are hoping last week’s historic judgment in the Rocky Hill case will sway the state’s Independent Planning Commission to reject the project. The NSW land …

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a judge has rejected the rocky hill coal mine at scenic gloucester valley in the upper hunter

Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds

Judge rejects Rocky Hill mine near Gloucester, NSW, because of its impact on the town and ‘dire consequences’ of increasing emissions — The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had …

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emissions have been falling in the electricity sector because of the closure of ageing coal plants and the rapid uptake of renewables

Australia can meet Paris targets if government doesn’t hinder progress, report claims

ANU research suggests net cost of achieving Paris targets is zero because renewables are now cheaper than fossil fuels — New research finds Australia is installing renewable energy faster than any other country, a trend that will allow Australia to meet its economy-wide Paris targets five years ahead of schedule if politics doesn’t derail the …

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It’s time to ‘take out’ environment ministers who fail on climate, says Oliver Yates

The longtime Liberal party member wants to take on Josh Frydenberg to start a people power campaign — Oliver Yates, the son of a Liberal politician and longtime party member, wants to take on Josh Frydenberg in a seat once held by Robert Menzies to start a people power campaign not only in Australia, but …

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government conservatives are focused on the liddell power station

Banks urged not to fund coal power as government moves to underwrite projects

Activist groups warn providing finance for coal-fired power stations is inconsistent with banks’ commitments to Paris agreement — Environmental and progressive activist groups are urging Australia’s major banks and financial institutions not to fund new coal projects now that the Morrison government has flagged taxpayer assistance for power generation. The Australian Conservation Foundation, GetUp, Greenpeace, …

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people at the cop24 un climate change conference in katowice, poland

Australia turns back on allies as it refuses to cut emissions above Paris pledge

EU and 27 countries vow to toughen commitments as environment minister’s address at COP24 UN climate change summit accused of flying in face of reality — Australia will not commit to larger carbon emissions reductions above its Paris agreement target, despite a coalition of former allies and Pacific neighbours urging greater cuts. In Paris in …

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if global warming reaches 2C, more than 99% of coral reefs are projected to decline

Great Barrier Reef faces dire threat with 2°C global warming, UN report says

Distinct difference in amount of coral that would remain under two climate change scenarios — Limiting global warming to 1.5°C rather than 2°C would likely be the difference between the survival of some Great Barrier Reef coral and its complete decline, according to the latest United Nations assessment of climate change science. The Intergovernmental Panel …

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darling river in the murray-darling basin

Dumping 15m tonnes of salt at Queensland creek ‘considerable’ risk to water

Study concludes considerable likelihood waste from coal seam gas operations could contaminate Stockyard Creek in headwaters of Murray-Darling Basin — Plans to dump up to 15m tonnes of salt and other waste near a creek in drought-stricken Queensland carry a “considerable” risk of water contamination, a new study has found. Approved plans to expand a …

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the national energy guarantee policy has now been junked officially

Coalition won’t replace renewables target after it winds down in 2020

‘We will reach the 26% emission reduction target without additional intervention,’ minister says — The energy minister, Angus Taylor, says the Morrison government will not be replacing the renewable energy target “with anything” after it winds down in 2020. Taylor confirmed there would be no policy to reduce emissions in the electricity sector during an …

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leaders at the pacific islands forum in nauru

Australia signs declaration saying climate change ‘single greatest threat’ to Pacific

Leaders of Pacific Forum Island countries call on United States to return to Paris agreement on climate change — Climate change is the single greatest security threat to the Pacific, and all countries must meet their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, the 18 countries of the Pacific Islands Forum said on Wednesday. The first …

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