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Predictions for rise in wholesale electricity prices between 7 per cent and 30 per cent: carbon trading scheme needs to make renewable energy competitive

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

If Australia ratified the Kyoto Protocol, life would get tough for business after 2012, wrote John McCarthy, in The Courier Mail (29/9/2007, p.58).

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Tasmanian pulp mill decision may help Greens secure Senate balance of power in 2007 election, says leader Bob Brown

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

Australian Greens’ leader Bob Brown was hoping the controversial Tasmanian pulp mill decision could help his party secure the prized balance of power in the Senate at the 2007 election, wrote John Kerin in The Australian Financial Review (8/10/2007, p.4).

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Government greenhouse scheme distorts market, lacks integrated policy framework, abuses goodwill of states: Senator

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

The Australian Greenhouse Office in 1998-99 went to great lengths to develop a framework for emissions trading, and it was shelved, noted Tasmania’s Greens Senator Christine Milne in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007.

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Richest 1pc of US farmers get 72pc of govt subsidies; cotton costs $US156,000 per farmer; global fishing subsidies hurt poor nations, ruin ecology

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

In the US, the richest 1 per cent of farmers got 72 per cent of the government payouts, and US cotton subsidies cost nearly $US4 billion, or $US156,000 a farmer, wrote Mike Moore in The Australian Financial Review (4/10/2007, p.63). Read the rest of this entry »

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Dirt flies as Nationals fight to hold on to mining-rich electorate of Dawson, Qld

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

According to Lachlan Heywood in The Courier Mail (26/9/2007, p.11), Queensland coal miners were unwillingly funding a climate-change campaign managed by a close friend and former adviser to Greens leader Bob Brown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australia joins US-initiated Global Nuclear Energy Partnership at a meeting in Vienna on 16 Sep: plans to build build nuclear reactors

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Mark Bishop, Senator for Western Australia, Shadow Minister for Defence, Australian Labor Party, Commonwealth Senate, 18 September 2007 asked if “Australia to joining a group that will see nuclear fuel leased to countries, then returned to fuel suppliers for reprocessing and then potentially stored in other members’ countries?.. after the Liberal Party Federal Council, in June this year, overwhelmingly voted in support of establishing a nuclear waste dump in Australia to take spent fuel from other countries?”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clear the decks: Greens outrage as Coalition and Labor combine in Senate majority to pass 33 Bills in three days

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

The role of the Senate as house of review was lost under last week’s rush, said Senator Bob Brown (Tasmania—Leader of the Australian Greens). Read the rest of this entry »

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Howard “aspirational” goals to do little to tame climate change wrath; threefold increase in heat-related deaths; collapse of crop yields and a serious decline in river flows on the horizon, WWF study says

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

According to Marian Wilkinson, in The Sydney Morning Herald (28/9/2007, p.5), the Howard Government’s strategy to deal with climate change – including support for “aspirational” goals rather than binding targets – could lead to catastrophic consequences in Australia, a study has found. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australian universities “in danger of being captured by the fossil fuel industry”

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

According to Brendan O’Keefe in The Australian (13/6/07, p. 29), Australia’s universities were in danger of being captured by the fossil fuel industry, a report released today has claimed.

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Vic Premier Bracks supports introduction of national emissions trading scheme, Victoria also the only state to mandate energy retailers required to purchase minimum of 10pc renewable energy by 2016

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

During the Victorian Legislative Assembly (23/5/07), Steve Bracks, the Premier of Victoria moved that the house support the introduction of a national emissions trading scheme to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global warming and climate change, and in particular support an effective national emissions trading scheme which:

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