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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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States green-laws banned: Federal data to be secret, but can appeal against Federal Greenhouse chief’s decisions: National Greenhouse, Bill 2007

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

States can appeal against Fed Greenhouse chief’s decisions, said Malcolm Turnbull, as he filed amendments for a “right of appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to enable state and territory governments to appeal against a decision of the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer not to disclose greenhouse and energy information.

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Australia will ‘move towards’ a domestic emissions trading system no later than 2012; Government to set fuzzy goal, in 2008, says PM

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

In an answer to a question in the Federal Senate from Senator Lyn Allison, Senator Eric Abetz said that in response to the emissions trading taskgroup report released on 31 May 2007, Prime Minister John Howard announced on 3 June 2007 that Australia would move towards a domestic emissions trading system no later than 2012, and that the Government would set, in 2008, a long-term aspirational goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Federal Court case: Monaro district grazier seeks billions of dollars in compensation from Fed Govt for carbon credit payments denied to farmers

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The bid in the Federal Court by Monaro district grazier, Peter Spencer, to seek billions of dollars in compensation from the Federal Government for carbon credit payments denied to farmers, was to come up for a further hearing in Canberra on 31 August, reported The Land (30/8/2007, p.14). Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Turnbull: Bill will see the national greenhouse and energy reporting system up and running by 1 July 2008, and State “patchwork” cleaned up

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment on 17 September 2007 (on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007, Second Reading) said the Bill was a foundation requirement for establishing a successful emissions trading system and informing all Australian governments in their decisions”. Read the rest of this entry »

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√Not enough study of environment, water and energy in top scientific institutes: Australian Research Council

Posted by gmarkets on 19 September, 2007

Australia’s peak research funding body wanted more scientists to apply for grants to study climate change issues, reported The Courier Mail (15/9/2007, p. 34). Broadened portfolio desirable: Professor Margaret Sheil, the new head of the Australian Research Council, said the growing recognition of the prob­lems associated with climate change would open up many avenues of study. “If you look at some of our flagships, our centres of excellence, there probably aren’t enough there in some of the more recent issues around the environ­ment, around water, around energy, so we’ll be looking to broaden our portfolio in that respect in the next centres round,” Professor Sheil said.

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Nine Federal grant funds for research, development and deployment of low emission technologies, including renewable energy technologies

Posted by gmarkets on 19 September, 2007

Federal Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull, responding to written questions from Labor MP John Murphy, said in the Federal House of Representatives on 11 September 2007 that he was aware of the article titled “Call to put more money into renewables”, which appeared in The Australian Financial Review on 15 August 2006.

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Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon shows “poor judgment”; Gunns saga whirls towards Turnbull’s desk, oiled by 700 submissions

Posted by gmarkets on 19 September, 2007

Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon had not helped himself, showing poor judgment when he allowed a company owned by Gunns to renovate his home when the state Government was trying to push through the $2 billion pulp-mill project for Gunns, according to The Australian (15/9/2007, p. 26).

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How green is the Australian Greenhouse Office? John Gorton Building managers report

Posted by gmarkets on 19 September, 2007

Federal Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull, answering written questions from Labor MP Kate Ellis in the Federal House of Representatives on 11 September 2007, said the John Gorton Building had utilised 100 per cent Greenpower since 2003, which ensured that the equivalent power used by the building was sourced from renewable energy sources.

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