Chris Bowen

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Carbon credits are about to play a central role in Australia’s climate response – that’s problematic | Adam Morton
Carbon credits are about to play a central role in Australia’s climate response

Adam Morton

13, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australia must not rely on emissions offsets if it is serious about climate crisis, Ian Chubb says
Head of carbon credit system review says absolute emissions cuts must be priority as Albanese government weighs up limits on use of credits

Adam Morton and Amy Remeikis

11, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Chubb review recommends new integrity body for Australian carbon credits scheme
Review dismissed claims the current system lacks integrity and is not delivering real cuts in emissions

Adam Morton and Peter Hannam

09, Jan, 2023 @2:34 AM

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NSW coal power stations set to receive $500m in price-cap compensation
State government sources’ figure comes on top of estimate of up to $450m for Queensland plant

Paul Karp

04, Jan, 2023 @1:42 AM

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Eight more bans for Melbourne football violence – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay and Natasha May (earlier)

22, Dec, 2022 @7:33 AM

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Electricity generated by burning native Australian timber no longer classified as renewable energy
Labor revokes Abbott government move which allowed energy from burning wood waste to be counted with solar and wind

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

15, Dec, 2022 @10:50 PM

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MPs’ Pacific islands tour to show bipartisan support – as it happened
All the day’s news as it unfolded

Cait Kelly and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Labor takes aim at gas industry over trying to preserve ‘big profits’ during Ukraine war
In defence of energy price caps, minister Chris Bowen says Australians should pay a fair cost for gas extracted in Australia rather than a ‘wartime price’

Daniel Hurst

11, Dec, 2022 @3:19 AM

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NSW ‘almost ready to sign up’ to coal price cap to provide energy price relief
State’s energy minister, Matt Kean, says ‘It’s not about royalties, it’s all about consumers’, putting pressure on Queensland counterpart

Peter Hannam

08, Dec, 2022 @7:27 AM

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Australian energy ministers to agree on promoting battery uptake but views on price caps differ
Gathering of state and federal officials in Brisbane on Thursday not expected to result in consensus on proposed price caps on coal and gas

Peter Hannam and Ben Smee

07, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Australia is on track … sort of: official expert advice urges a ‘big upward shift’ on emissions cuts
Climate change minister tells parliament official projection of 40% cut does not factor in all Labor’s policy commitments

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

01, Dec, 2022 @8:27 AM

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‘A sense of urgency’: capping coal prices to reduce power bills would need state support, cabinet told
Exclusive: It is expected Labor will adopt a suite of reforms to address an anticipated 56% increase in electricity prices

Katharine Murphy Political editor

28, Nov, 2022 @8:45 AM

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