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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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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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Money from heaven: NSW Government to subsidise its very own Delta Energy, and pay CSIRO, to build CO2 dump for Munmorah with ammonia absorption

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

According to Marian Wilkinson, in The Australian, (27/7/2007, p.7), a NSW Munmorah CO2 dump plan to using ammonia absorption to strip CO2 from coal pollution was an initiative of the state-owned power generator, Delta Energy, and the CSIRO. The owner of the plant – the NSW Government hoped it could advance to a demonstration plant by 2008.

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Qld proposes volumetric sub-division, underground management of CO2 and profit a prendre

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Final approval for commencement of CCS activities will not be given if the relevant environmental authority has not been issued from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a Queensland Department of Mines and Energy report on carbon dumps. The usual native title provisions will apply.

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Northern Australia – the future food bowl: work on to identify eight to 12 small-scale sustainable precincts to potentially open up to 10,000 to 20,000 hectares across the north outside the Ord

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

With the non-occurrence of La Nina and the related worsening drought situation across most of Australia, it was high time to focus on the possibilities of Northern Australia and the region west of Ord river with relatively abundant water and the added benefits the north presented in reducing greenhouse gases, as the potential food bowl of the nation said Senator Alan Eggleston, Senator for Western Australia, member of the Government’s Backbench Policy Committee on Health and Ageing, Liberal Party of Australia, in the Commonwealth Senate on 18 September 2007, quoting Mark Lewis of the Western Australia Department of Agriculture, who is the manager of NRM and industry development for rangelands.

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Queensland Premier surprised: Prime Minister committed $15 million to American FutureGen project, unresponsive to Queensland’s clean coal initiatives

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

It was well known that his government was committed to combating climate change and at the heart of that commitment was clean coal technology, former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said in the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 6 September 2007.

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PM spruiks climate ‘Action’

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

“My department is today issuing a discussion paper on maintaining abatement incentives in the lead-up to emissions trading, which we aim to commence in 2011,” Australian Prime Minister John Howard announced yesterday.

No-pain policy? “The Government wants to ensure that firms undertaking emissions abatement are not disadvantaged ahead of the scheme commencing. We also want to explore the scope for positive incentives to undertake new, additional abatement”.

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World Wildlife Fund supports plans to make CO2 capture and storage mandatory

Posted by gmarkets on 22 September, 2007

The WWF Climate Vision insisted that energy and climate policy deliver on climate, economic development and social progression objectives.

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Federal government in such a pre-election rush it did not consult with National Emissions Trading Taskforce on its post-APEC Bill

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The Federal government was in such a pre-election rush it had not consulted with the National Emissions Trading Taskforce, established by state governments, said Anthony Albanese, Member for Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, House of Representatives, Commonwealth, 17 September 2007 speaking to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007, (Second Reading). Read the rest of this entry »

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Plankton boost salvation? Credits wanted for ocean-urea-sprinkling: plot is $10 to $15 per cost per tonne of CO2 abated; cheaper than $50t cost of CO2-dumps

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

According to Ian Jones, head of the Ocean Technology Group at the University of Sydney, Australia, and director of the Ocean Nourishment Corporation (ONC) the way to make money from carbon credits at lowest-cost was ocean-urea-sprinkling. Read the rest of this entry »

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