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Australia pumped out an extra six months' worth of emissions than previously recorded
The revised emissions data reflects better understanding of the role highly potent methane gas plays in global warming

Adam Morton Environment editor

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Drax scraps plan for Europe's largest gas plant after climate protests
Green groups argued plan to replace coal burning units with gas at Yorkshire site was inconsistent with emissions goals

Jillian Ambrose

25, Feb, 2021 @9:49 AM

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UK's gas power plans risk derailing climate targets, thinktank says
Household bills also likely to rise if 17 plants proposed are built, according to CarbonTracker report

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Shell to expand gas business despite pledge to speed up net zero carbon drive
Energy firm seeks to grow operation by 20% but offset expansion via carbon capture and ‘nature-based solutions’

Jillian Ambrose

11, Feb, 2021 @9:40 AM

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Australia's proposed gas pipelines would generate emissions equivalent to 33 coal-fired power plants
Report warns if $56bn worth of developments go ahead, it could threaten the goals of the Paris climate deal and lead to billions of dollars in stranded assets

Adam Morton Environment editor

02, Feb, 2021 @5:12 AM

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Coalition quietly adds fossil fuel industry leaders to emissions reduction panel
Critics ask if some appointees to the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee have a potential conflict of interest

Adam Morton Environment editor

22, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Legal bid to stop UK building Europe's biggest gas power plant fails
Plan has been approved despite environmental objections and criticism over climate leadership

Damian Carrington Environment editor

21, Jan, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Coal seam gas company pushes to drill hundreds of new wells at off-limits Queensland site
Arrow Energy seeks to amend its environmental authority at Hopeland, where one of the state’s worst contamination disasters occurred

Lisa Cox

20, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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US greenhouse gas emissions fell 10% in 2020 as Covid curbed travel
But emissions reductions came at huge cost and will likely rebound as vaccines are distributed, authors say

Oliver Milman in New York

12, Jan, 2021 @5:16 PM

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How tough will Joe Biden be on the US shale industry?
The president-elect plans to reduce incentives for fracking, but has stopped short of a ban

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

27, Dec, 2020 @5:17 PM

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NSW ‘pandering’ to Morrison government by declaring Hunter Valley gas-fired power station essential
State’s planning minister says commonwealth proposal has ‘significant economic potential’ but energy analysts say focus should stay on renewables

Lisa Cox

24, Dec, 2020 @4:02 AM

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Farmers launch legal challenge against approval of $3.6bn Narrabri gas project
Environmental Defenders Office will argue in court NSW government agency did not properly assess project’s impact on climate change

Lisa Cox

22, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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