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The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act constitutes the boldest climate action so far by the US government, writes Richard Heinberg. However, this doesn't mean the US or the world is on track to a safe climate future.

Solar PV project in Cuba

Cuba has been revitalising its energy sector for the past 25 years, reports Ian Ellis-Jones. The result has been a rise in efficiency and a significant reduction in emissions.

The focus on "net zero" and “fossil fuels versus renewables” does not do justice to the critical need for just solutions for the Global South and Indigenous peoples, writes Ruchira Talukdar.

Simon Butler answers the "left" argument that progressives should support nuclear power as a climate solution.

Nuclear power plant waste

To cut greenhouse gas emissions we need to rapidly shift to safe, renewable energy. Nuclear power is not the answer, writes Simon Butler.

The International Energy Agency has ruffled feathers by calling for no investment in new fossil fuel supply projects, writes Margaret Gleeson.

In the Hunter, workers and communities are having an urgent discussion on their economy, jobs and its environmental impact, writes Steve O'Brien.

 

Geelong Sustainability says the city can be a renewable energy hub because it has the infrastructure, skilled workforce and proud manufacturing heritage, reports Kerry Smith.

Geelong Trades Hall Council has decided it will seek broader interest in a new campaign for a sustainable green jobs, reports Tim Gooden.

The NSW government says its Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap is responding to community concerns about reducing emissions and energy costs. But is it? Patrick McDonald takes a look.

The federal government has given the ageing privately-owned Vales Point coal fired power station on the NSW Central Coast a public funding boost, writes Margaret Gleeson.

While the Queensland government moves to fast-track approvals for the delayed Adani coal mine in the Galilee Basin, thermal coal export forecasts continue to show a terminal decline globally in the long term, consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released on October 8, has called for zero net carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 as the only way to ensure runaway climate change is avoided. 

“Kick coal out of politics” was the key message protesters sent to the new Prime Minister from Cronulla Park on September 8.

The action in the PM's electorate involved some 500 people and was part of the global #Rise for Climate. It was one of 40 protest actions organised in all capital cities and some 30 other cities and towns across the country.

Actions focussed on clean energy where people and justice are put before profits were organised in 83 countries.

“Any leader of any country who believes that there is no climate change, I think he ought to be taken to mental confinement. He is utterly stupid”, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said on August 31.

Participants at the 2018 Beyond Coal and Gas Jamboree

The burgeoning movements against coal and gas projects, to defend the Great Barrier Reef and to conserve precious water resources were boosted by the Beyond Coal and Gas Jamboree held on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland over May 31 to June 3.

More than 350 activists from around Australia joined international guests from the Pacific, the US and India at the fourth Beyond Coal and Gas gathering.

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