March 28, 2012 8 Comments
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu yesterday announced it was scrapping the former Brumby government’s climate change target of reducing carbon emissions by 20% by 2020. And he’s not the only premier dismantling climate change programs. New Queensland premier Campbell Newman is busy cutting eight green energy schemes, including: the $430 million Queensland Climate Change Fund, the […]
December 2, 2011 12 Comments
A new report found that coverage of the carbon price legislation was overwhelming negative, with only 15% of the articles in Australian newspapers viewing the policy in a positive light.
November 10, 2011
Considering the largest environmental policy Australia has ever seen was passed into law by government this week, it seems appropriate to write something on Rooted about it. There’s a few articles in the pipeline about the new carbon tax law — including a clarifier on “what is carbon farming?” — and there will obviously be […]
October 6, 2011 56 Comments
Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus write: As two Americans watching from the sidelines as Australia tears itself apart over a carbon tax, it is impossible not to be reminded of our own country’s self-destructive battle over cap and trade in 2009 and 2010. And little wonder why: the Left and Right partiesin Australia have adopted […]
September 7, 2011 30 Comments
Throughout 2011, Australia’s best-funded environment organisations have been united in support of the Labor government’s push to establish a carbon price. Not everyone, it seems, thinks this is a good thing.
August 23, 2011 5 Comments
Sophie Trevitt writes: At 7am yesterday morning I arrived in Canberra to be greeted by a noisy chorus of truck drivers — honking their horns at at pedestrians, at my greyhound bus, at smaller vehicles, but mostly at each other. Long convoys of trucks clearly enjoying their police escorts and road dominance. There definitely weren’t […]
July 25, 2011 8 Comments
This weekend multi-billion dollar vested interest groups launched their $10 million “no campaign” against a price on pollution.
July 20, 2011 8 Comments
On Sunday evening, after reading the Dr Seuss classic “If I ran the zoo” to my three year old daughter, I sat on the couch, fortified myself with a strong drink, and began to read the Treasury modelling on the carbon price (I know, I know, it’s an exciting life). After reading the projections for […]
July 15, 2011 44 Comments
Andrew Glikson, earth and palaeoclimate scientist at the Australian National University, writes: Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, chief climate science advisor of the German government and keynote speaker at the Four Degrees or More? Australia in a hot world conference held this week in Melbourne, made a point on Lateline that even the least-informed should be able to understand: […]
July 11, 2011 15 Comments
For a look at how the commentariat are judging Gillard’s carbon price, check out the commentary wrap on the Crikey website. It also contains details of the policy from the cost of carbon ($23 a tonne) to how much compensation industry will get ($9.2 billion). Ellen Sandell writes: Yesterday the Sunday Telegraph ran a headline […]