Daily update: Coal price crashes as Abbott bets on fossils. And Plan B is?


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Daily update: Coal price crashes as Abbott bets on fossils. And Plan B is?


Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail96.atl11.rsgsv.net

3:03 PM (11 minutes ago)

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Abbott bets the house on coal as coal price crashes; the astoundingly stupid things the Coalition said on climate change; how social media responded to carbon repeal; and a backflip on ARENA. Plus: Why utilities should own distributed solar, rather than fighting it, and much much more.
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The Parkinson Report
As Tony Abbott commits Australia’s economy to a fossil fuel future, the market price of coal is crashing, and global capital is turning quickly to clean energy and climate solutions. Has the Abbott government got a Plan B?
Tony Abbott’s success at “axing the carbon tax” was a signal for the climate deniers in the Coalition to say some astoundingly stupid things.
Government changes mind and re-appoints two directors, but still aims to dump ARENA – despite overwhelming support in submissions.
A look at social media’s reaction to the carbon price repeal – and a word from God (and Rupert).
Changing the utility business model from totally grid-based to a grid and distributed solar-based model is the only long-term solution.
Green Mountain Power has been transforming itself after deciding it should give customers what they want: Clean energy, generated locally.
The carbon price – otherwise known to its critics as the carbon tax, passed away in Canberra, aged two, after a long battle with slogans.
How would a historian in 2393 write about this century if we continue self-destructively ignoring climate science –  and modern civilization as we know it had collapsed 300 years earlier?
From the top of the globe to the depths of the oceans and everywhere in between, the climate is warming and changing in ways humans have never experienced.

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