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Federal plan: CO2 dumps and nuclear power to dominate future Australia carbon credit market

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The project by South Australian company Santos to capture and safely store carbon dioxide deep underground as the Cooper Basin oil and gas reservoirs reached the end of their useful life had the potential to store up to 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum and up to one billion tones over its lifetime, South Australia’s Senator Simon Birmingham said in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007.

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Outraged Greens opt for open ticket as Labor and Coalition support Gunns

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

Federal Environmental Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was not appropriate for the commonwealth to assess the greenhouse gas emissions from individual projects, such as the proposed pulp mill in Tasmania, as this was better dealt with by a national emissions trading regime, reported The Australian Financial Review (5/10/2007, p. 10).

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Dry earth worse than dry skin: Greens book ads in fashion maga­zine in bid to lure new voters

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The Australian Greens were booking ads in fashion, science and gardening maga­zines in a bid to lure new voters, wrote Simon Canning in The Australian (4/10/2007, p.34).

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Greens Party MP Milne says proposed tax legislation will harm farmers, needs appropriate scientific scrutiny

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

Christine Milne MP (Senator, Greens Party) stated that a whole-of-government approach to climate change was needed, on 20 September 2007.

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Sydney days above 35°C leap from 3.5 days now to 12 days a year by 2070; rainfall in Sydney to fall by 9 per cent by 2030

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

According to Saffron Howden, the first comprehensive climate projections from the CSIRO since 2001 suggested temperatures in Sydney could rise by an average 4.3°C by 2070, reported The Daily Telegraph (3/10/2007, p. 10).

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‘Your Building’: property website shows how to profit from enviro-friendly design

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The tendency to protect proprietary knowledge in green building techniques and technologies would be broken down with the launch of an interactive property website on how to green commercial building stock, consultants said, wrote Tina Perinotto in The Australian Financial Review (2/10/2007, p.54).

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List of main emissions trading policy schemes and initiatives, per region

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The following overview of and commentary on some main policy schemes and initiatives, per region, was published in the European Management Journal, (3/8/2007, p. 1-2).

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Emergency measures for dry, hot Murray Darling: no irrigation water, maybe no town or stock water, either – crisis conditions extend, levels lower than 1957

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

August and September were particularly dry across most of the Murray-Darling Basin. Rainfall (July-September) over much of the Basin continued below average or very much below average, with patches of lowest on record in northern NSW.

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Gunns gains from commodity price boom: plan based on $US520 a tonne; and wood pulp prices now $US720 a tonne

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

According to Malcolm Maiden, in The Age, (5/10/2007, p. B1), stripped of emotion, the pulp mill that Gunns will now almost certainly build on the banks of the Tamar River in Tasmania was part of the commodity price boom that has been carrying the Australian economy along for half a decade. Pulp prices have been steadily rising since 2001 and 2002, off a base of about $US500 a tonne, to a spot quote of $US720 a tonne.

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Life in South Australia at 35C a grim prospect as elderly start to die and bushfires rage, Climate Institute’s worst case scenario shows

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The Climate Institute had prepared a scenario of what life would be like at 35 degrees Celsius, reported The Advertiser (3/10/2007, p. 4).

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