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Category: Climate

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Coalition makes it up in campaign against renewables, climate action

Coalition makes it up in campaign against renewables, climate action

Coalition claims of cost of renewables are becoming more and more ridiculous. And so are the claims in the Murdoch Media, Even on Q&A, the ABC let Ron Boswell get away with – and even approved of – a litany of absurdities.

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In no sense can an emissions trading scheme be called a carbon tax

In no sense can an emissions trading scheme be called a carbon tax

Here is a definition in search of a term: what do we call a calculated political strategy to confuse the citizenry in order to gain an electoral advantage?

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Abbott Coalition kills hopes of ambitious climate change targets

Abbott Coalition kills hopes of ambitious climate change targets

Ambition is not on the agenda for the Abbott government in its climate policies. Coalition describes Climate Change Authority’s recommendations as “staggering” as Abbott launches another extraordinary attack on wind energy, saying 23.5% renewables is “more than enough”.

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Shorten slams Coalition 'flat earthers' as incumbents bite back

Shorten slams Coalition ‘flat earthers’ as incumbents bite back

The Australian Labor Party and Bill Shorten appear to have rediscovered their climate change mojo, rejecting Tony Abbott’s party of “flat Earthers”. But the Coalition, large vested interests and the Murdoch media have responded with a vicious scare campaign.

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One year on from the carbon price, Australia's emissions rebound is clear

One year on from the carbon price, Australia’s emissions rebound is clear

If you look at the carbon tax as an experiment, there are four main conclusions you can draw from its results, 12 months after the price was removed.

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Record hot first half may herald warmest year yet

Record hot first half may herald warmest year yet

Yet another month has set a global temperature record, with June 2015 coming in as the warmest June on record going back to 1880.

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Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

No claim has been more audacious than the one now being told by the federal government about Australia’s “success” in meeting its Kyoto emissions target.

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States cut power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule

States cut power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule

Obama’s climate ultimatum to states: Control carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants or the federal government will do it for you.

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If Abbott loved renewable energy he would press green buttons, not red

If Abbott loved renewable energy he would press green buttons, not red

Abbott labelled “No 1 public enemy” of renewable energy after Coalition about face on CEFC.

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Abbott govt headed for 'big fail' on emissions reduction

Abbott govt headed for ‘big fail’ on emissions reduction

Reports Abbott govt considering emissions target of between 15-25% below 2005 levels by 2030 slammed as ‘big fail’ on climate action and competitiveness.

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Abbott's COALition war on wind and solar will never stop

Abbott’s COALition war on wind and solar will never stop

Abbott government’s new attack on the CEFC will prolong the drought in clean energy investment, and hit consumers. It seems there is nothing the Coalition won’t do to stop investment in technologies that threaten incumbent fossil fuel interests.