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Desalination plant at Wonthaggi; Taxpayer’s $200m a year for the purpose of buying environmentally dirty water that it doesn’t need

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Some small attention has been paid to the political expediency of locating the proposed facility in a non-government electorate far from the consciousness and prying eyes of city environmentalists, reported The Age (16/8/2007, p. 10). Read the rest of this entry »

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$500 gas heater rebate under wood heater replacement program just for Perth for now: regional air quality plans under development

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The Western Australian government would not immediately ensure that the $500 gas heater rebate available to metropolitan residents was made available to all residents in the Goldfields and other residents outside of the Perth metropolitan area, said Minister for the Environment, David Templeman in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly on 14 August 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Gas, Green Markets 0919, Policy, Pollution, Smoke, Western Australia | 1 Comment »

Feasability study into income stream to NSW landholders for conservation services

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

New South Wales’ Western Catchment Management Authority has announced a tender for a feasibility study to determine how the Western Division Conservation Trust Group can initiate a self-generating Trust using Australian and NSW Government funds to facilitate an income stream to landholders for conservation services, according to The Sydney Morning Herald (13/8/2007, p. 27. Read the rest of this entry »

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Green power politics: Ireland’s Green Party to back Govt after winning pledge to cut carbon emissions, introduce carbon levy

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Ireland’s Green Party voted overwhelmingly to back a coalition deal that put them in government for the first time and guarantees a third term for Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, reported The Australian (15/6/2007, p.8). Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

Posted in Carbon Price, Emissions, Emissions Trading, Federal, Green Markets 0919, Hansard, Policy | Leave a Comment »

Research will forecast weather conditions in 100 kilometre by 100km quadrants

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The research will forecast weather conditions in 100 kilometre by 100km quadrants across the country, with the collected data then used to identify probable changes to factors such as growing seasons, yields and the effect on livestock reported The Land (23/8/2007, p. 3). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Agriculture, Climate, Emissions, Green Markets 0919, Policy, Vegetation | Leave a Comment »

To prevent dangerous climate change Australia’s emissions would have to be reduced by 55 per cent by 2015 and 95 per cent by 2020

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Australia Institute deputy director, Andrew Macintosh, said the greenhouse gas cuts Australia must achieve to prevent dangerous climate change may be substantially higher than thought, with modelling suggesting it should be as much as 95 per cent by 2020. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Climate, Emissions, Energy, Gas, Green Markets 0919, Policy, Pollution | Leave a Comment »

Cash incentives on offer to Victorian commercial building owners to upgrade properties and have them assessed for energy and water use ratings

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Cash incentives were to be offered to Victorian commercial building owners to upgrade their properties and have them assessed for energy and water use ratings, reported The Age (1/9/2007, p.5). Read the rest of this entry »

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Great Aussie backyard burn-off banned: NSW Govt plan to clean up air quality in metropolitan Sydney

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The great Aussie backyard burn-off has been banned under a State Government plan to clean up air quality in metropolitan NSW, reported The Daily Telegraph (5/9/2007, p.7). Read the rest of this entry »

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Flannery swoops in to PNG to do deals with villages: plans a forest-trading carbon market with Google Earth satellite data and “ebay-like” trade, by industrial firms

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Australian of the Year Dr Flannery gave an address in the Papua New Guinea capital, Port Moresby, calling on industrialised nations buy credits he would sell on behalf of PNG villages, reported The Canberra Times (21/8/2007, p. 2). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate, Credits, Forest, Green Markets 0919, Land, PNG | Leave a Comment »