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{{News box item|'''The [[Critical Decade Report 2011|Critical Decade Report]]''' published by the Climate Commission Secretariat in Australia in May 2011 highlighted that the global climate is changing and humanity is almost surely the primary cause. Failing to take sufficient action today entails potentially huge risks to our economy, society and way of life into the future. This is the critical decade for action..}} {{News box item|'''The [[Critical Decade Report 2011|Critical Decade Report]]''' published by the Climate Commission Secretariat in Australia in May 2011 highlighted that the global climate is changing and humanity is almost surely the primary cause. Failing to take sufficient action today entails potentially huge risks to our economy, society and way of life into the future. This is the critical decade for action..}}

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Germany announced plans on 30 May 2011 to become the first major industrialised power to shut down all its nuclear plants, with the last to be closed by 2022.

Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen announced the government's "irreversible" decision, which was prompted by the Japanese nuclear disaster.

The Critical Decade Report published by the Climate Commission Secretariat in Australia in May 2011 highlighted that the global climate is changing and humanity is almost surely the primary cause. Failing to take sufficient action today entails potentially huge risks to our economy, society and way of life into the future. This is the critical decade for action..
300 people attended the 2011 Australian climate action summit in Melbourme on 9-10 April with activists voicing their frustration over the failure of Australian governments to develop effective climate policy.
10,000 people attended the 2011 climate action and carbon price rally in Melbourme on 12 March 2011 to support a carbon price and real action on climate change.
Cyclone Yasi is a category 5 cyclone that impacted North Queensland on 23:50 Wednesday 2 February 2011.
Extreme weather causes massive flood events in Queensland, northern New South Wales and Victoria, Australia in mid January 2011. People with solar panels are advised to shutdown their system prior to floodwaters arriving, and seek expert assistance when attempting to restart it. See Safety Bulletin – Floods and household solar panels for more information.
Yes to Renewables was launched in October 2010 by Friends of the Earth to engage the community on proposed renewable energy projects.
The My Bikeroute wiki was launched in October 2010 as a first step in a NSW Government program to improve the availability of information about bike-riding in the State. In the first 10-week phase they we are asking cyclists to help map the "bikeable" street network in Greater Sydney.
The SCAG Bike Ped Planning wiki is a wiki-based website to provide a new approach to public involvement in transportation planning. The website has been provided by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to improve public participation in the planning of cycling routes and facilities.
The 2010 Walk Against Warming on Saturday 15 August 2010 targeted marginal seats in the 2010 Australian federal election
The solar array and system at the Knox Leisure Works designed and installed by Robert McCauley of RJM Sunpower has won an Award for Excellence from the Clean Energy Council.
The Victorian government 2010 climate change whitepaper was released on 26 July 2010, with a target to reduce emissions by at least 20% by 2020 compared to 2000 levels.
The Green roof at 131 Queen Street (Melbourne, Australia), the first roof garden retrofitted to an existing commercial building in Melbourne, was unveiled on 15 July 2010.
The Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan produced by Beyond Zero Emissions, was launched in Melbourne, Australia to a packed audience at Melbourne University on Wednesday 14 August 2010.
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The first production electric vehicle arrives in Australia, but the IMiEV electric car is very over-priced at 70K. link
South Australia mandates all new houses to have a six-star energy efficiency rating, announced 19 April 2010. link.
The Transition Decade was launched by David de Kretser, Victorian Governer, at a mass public event in Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 14 February 2010.


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