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Countries need to acknowledge that they are responsible for the emissions caused by their exports of fossil fuels.

A UNSW report says Australia's major gas, coal and oil producing companies which are contributing to climate harms have a moral responsibility to rapidly phase out their operations and retire their assets

A UNSW Practical Justice Initiative report says the emissions produced annually from the fossil fuels sold by Australia’s major gas, coal and oil producers are larger than the emissions of all Australians.

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Twelve power projects are in the running for federal government dollars: six pumped hydro, five gas and one coal. It's clear which one shouldn't be on the list, for economic and environmental reasons.

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Scientists have closed the loop on greenhouse gas emissions by turning carbon dioxide back into coal in a low energy, efficient process using liquid metals as catalyst.

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A coal mining moratorium would tackle the problem of curbing carbon emissions at its source, writes Jeremy Moss.

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The writing is on the wall for coal-fired power in Australia, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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South Australia's electricity system could be operated entirely on scaled-up, commercially available renewable energy sources, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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Carbon capture and storage is not even close to being a commercial prospect and may even increase net CO2 emissions, writes Stephen Bygrave.

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In publicising the plan to cut emissions from old coal power stations, US President Barack Obama put the emphasis on health. Now it's time for Australia to do the same, write Melissa Haswell and Haydn Washington.

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Economic development cannot be the sole or even the main consideration when judging the legitimacy of planning and development regulations, write Patrick Harris and Peter Sainsbury. 

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