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Australian government willing to consider agreement through Kyoto if UN talks succeed

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

The United Nations had two sets of talks under way to try to find a way forward — one looking at a new agreement or protocol under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and one looking to amend the Kyoto Protocol for a second commitment time frame, wrote Lenore Taylor in The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p. 8). Read the rest of this entry »

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Greens MP Milne criticises Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 6) Bill 2007: insufficiently considered; threat to farming, biodiversity; advantageous to emitters

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Christine Milne MP (Greens Party, Senator) stated she was appalled that the Selection of Bills Committee had decided not to refer the Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 6) Bill 2007 to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport for appropriate consideration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tax-incentive legislation will assist major corporations, take rural land out of agricultural production, says Greens Party MP

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Christine Milne MP (Greens Party Senator) speaking against proposed tax incentive legislation, stated that the legislation would result in water and land being removed from agricultural production.

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SA Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill “worse than current Act”, would push more costs on to local government, says Dems MLC

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

With regard to the Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill, Sandra Kanck MP (Australian Democrats) said she had consulted with a number of groups and what had eventuated out of the meetings was a determination that the bill was far worse than the current Act. Read the rest of this entry »

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Livestock methane emissions easy target for governments; should not be compared with emissions from coal-fired power stations

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Mick Keogh of the Australian Farm Institute said while many media stories automatically align methane emissions from livestock with methane emissions from coal-fired power stations, in reality the two were very different, wrote James Nason in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p. 7). Read the rest of this entry »

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Methane emission producers able to sell reductions; avoid potential high levels through growing fodder trees, says consultant

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Agricultural consultant Alan Lauder, who had just released a methane discussion paper on his carbon grazing website http://www.carbongrazing.com.au, argued that growers who introduced more efficient grazing systems to reduce methane would also receive win-wins in the form of more production per hectare, an ability to withstand droughts for longer, and more dollars in the hip pocket, wrote James Nason in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p. 7). Read the rest of this entry »

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South Australia’s Marine Parks Bill offers fees by stealth and an unfair weighting to conservation, says MLC

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

It was safe to say that no one was happy with the Marine Parks Bill as it stood, said Liberal MLC Caroline Schaefer in South Australia’s Legislative Council on 11 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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New ‘Meretec’ recycling-process recovers 100pc of zinc coating from galvanised steel: cuts pollution, water use, mining waste

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

The vast majority of steel used in the automotive, building and manufacturing industries was zinc coated (galvanised), to protect against corrosion, according to a statement by Southern Rocycling (28/9/2007). Read the rest of this entry »

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Huge US coal-fired power generator AEP pays $US4.6 billion to reduce emissions, clean up environment

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

One of the United States’ largest power generators had agreed to end a years-long federal lawsuit by paying $US4.6 billion to reduce pollution that had eaten away at north-east mountain ranges and national landmarks, wrote Lara Jakes Jordan in The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p.19). Read the rest of this entry »

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Indicators suggest a move in the spot price of uranium to $US90 a pound by early 2008; up to $US120 a pound by late 2008

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

John Wilson, managing director, Resource Capital Research, Warwick Grigor, managing director, Far East Capital, a Sydney-based private investment bank specialising in the resources sector, and Michael Angwin, executive director, Australian Uranium Association, answered questions about the price of uranium, reported The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p. 34). Read the rest of this entry »

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