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Let's cut emissions, not worry about how

Monday - Australia had an emissions trading scheme with a fixed price; it was one good way to encourage carbon cuts throughout the economy.

New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

23 Feb 15 - Distinguished law fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, has been at or near the heart of our attempts to tackled climate change for nearly three decades.

Energy-efficiency rules fail US academic's test

Arik Levinson ... energy failings.

16 Feb 15 - Energy efficiency rules in California have failed to cut energy consumption, suggesting that direct action is less effective than carbon pricing in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a visiting economist says.

Australia readies for first emissions auction

16 Feb 15 - Australia’s first Emissions Reduction Fund auction will be in April – a month later than the market expected.

Climate debt grows as Australia messes about

9 Feb 15 - Policy procrastination over climate change is costing Australia money, a new analysis shows.

Trading will be back, say Australian businesses

Frank Jotzo ... heavy pressure.

2 Feb 15 - Most Australian businesses believe the country will return to an emissions trading scheme or a carbon tax by 2020.

Carbon pricing the challenge for the future

2 Feb 15 - The concept of carbon pricing as a tool to combat climate change is broadly accepted by the international community. But at what price, and under what conditions?


Yes minister, but ...

Greg Hunt ... missing the point.

2 Feb 15 - In a piece published in the Guardian recently, Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt was purported to have once again rejected claims that a price on carbon would benefit emissions reduction...

Our new energy mix is a game-changer, says India

15 Dec 14 - While the political spotlight focused on the world’s two biggest polluters − China and the US − in the run-up to the Lima climate talks, pressure is mounting on India to set emissions...

Getting out of fossil fuel investment is the right way to go

1 Dec 14 - The controversy ignited by the Australian National University in October, when it decided to sell its shares in seven resources companies, has raised two important questions about divestment from...

Australia’s coal and gas exports being left stranded

24 Nov 14 - The United States and China have announced goals to reduce emissions by 26 per cent to 28 per cent and to cap emissions by 2030 respectively.

G20 climate challenge calls for a rethink of economics

17 Nov 14 - Focusing on growth, the Brisbane G20 leaders' summit has not grappled with three key issues - how much more growth the planet can survive, how poorer nations can raise their living standards to...

UK ignores pledge to end fossil fuel support

17 Nov 14 - Despite promises to phase out subsidies to the coal, oil and gas industries, a new report says the UK and other G20 governments are still providing them with massive financial help.

Election rout blow to US climate change role

Republican rise ... firmly in control.

10 Nov 14 - The role of the United States in confronting the global climate crisis has been cast into serious doubt after an election that stacked the deck in Congress in favor of fossil fuel industries.

Chile's new tax could open carbon doors for NZ

Dr Suzi Kerr ... enormous opportunities.

20 Oct 14 - Chile’s new carbon tax potentially offers New Zealand an opportunity to offset some of its own agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, says economist Dr Suzi Kerr.

WANTED: $44 trillion to switch to clean energy

David Elzinga ... people need answers.

13 Oct 14 - In a world wrestling with climate change and the need to phase out fossil fuels, nothing is more critical than making sure there are reliable and cost-effective clean energy technologies ready to...

Europe throws nuclear power a state-aid lifeline

Britain's Hinckley B nuclear power station.

13 Oct 14 - The European Commission has now agreed that Britain can subsidise the building of the world’s most expensive nuclear power station − despite previously believing that the deal breaks the...

E-cars could make British carmakers great again

6 Oct 14 - British-owned car manufacturing has been in decline for decades, but the shift to electric cars might be just what is needed for a revival.

MIA ... but it doesn't mean China's not interested

Xi Jinping ... forging ahead.

29 Sep 14 - There were a few notable absentees among the more than 120 world leaders gathered in New York for last week's United Nations Climate Summit - and perhaps most notable of all was the head of the...


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