Fossil fuels

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Barnaby Joyce’s push for rail extension to Gladstone would set off ‘carbon bomb’, activists claim
Lock the Gate alliance says the ‘disgraceful’ Queensland project is a ‘Trojan horse’ for new coalmines

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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No formal Cop26 role for big oil amid doubts over firms’ net zero plans
Officials from fossil fuel firms may attend fringe events but campaigners hail lack of official role

Matthew Taylor

21, Oct, 2021 @2:24 PM

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Oil and coal-rich countries lobbied for changes to UN climate report, leak shows
States with large meat and dairy industries also attempted to amend IPCC’s report, documents say

Robyn Vinter

21, Oct, 2021 @10:50 AM

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There are no real climate leaders yet – who will step up at Cop26? | Greta Thunberg
Like other rich nations, the UK is more talk than action on the climate crisis. Something needs to change in Glasgow, says climate activist Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg

21, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Tory heat pump plans may be full of hot air | Letters
Letters: The units are expensive to install, and become less efficient at low outside temperatures, writes Gary Bennett. Plus letters from Frank Brown and Austen Lynch

Letters

20, Oct, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Empire Energy cleared to start fracking in the Beetaloo Basin
Gas company announces it has full environmental approval from Northern Territory government

Christopher Knaus

20, Oct, 2021 @10:07 AM

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Joe Manchin leads opposition to Biden’s climate bill, backed by support from oil, gas and coal
West Virginia senator objects to bill that would steadily retire the coal industry which continues to provide ample financial support to him

Oliver Milman

20, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Planned fossil fuel output ‘vastly exceeds’ climate limits, says UN
Despite pledges of action from many nations, almost none have policies to wind down production, report says

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Oct, 2021 @4:01 AM

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The Nationals’ climate position has become symbolic posturing and no longer represents Australian farmers | Clive Hamilton
The party line of the bush ‘footing the bill’ for the nation’s emissions reduction is a false narrative

Clive Hamilton

19, Oct, 2021 @11:46 PM

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What are heat pumps and why is the UK government pushing them?
Their use could help the UK meet its climate targets, but there are concerns over high installation and running costs

Jillian Ambrose

19, Oct, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Minister hints at gas boilers ban but says market should drive change
Anne-Marie Trevelyan urges firms to encourage shift to heat pumps, amid criticism of limited £5,000 grants

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @8:38 AM

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England’s wind energy potential remains untapped
Despite overwhelming support for onshore windfarms, planning rules mean it is possible for only one person to prevent development

Paul Brown

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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