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Tag: "carbon price"

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Without a carbon price, we need a fairer price for solar

Without a carbon price, we need a fairer price for solar

The Victorian Essential Services Commission has proposed a reduction in the rate rooftop solar generators will receive for the electricity they supply to the grid.

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Labor pushed to adopt 50% targets for renewables, emission cuts

Labor pushed to adopt 50% targets for renewables, emission cuts

Labor facing grass-roots push to commit to bold climate and clean energy targets, including 50% renewables by 2030 and 50% cut in emissions.

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The $100/tonne gap between G7 rhetoric and climate action

The $100/tonne gap between G7 rhetoric and climate action

G7 nations said they wanted to phase out fossil fuels. But are they prepared to take action to do that, such as a $100 carbon price?

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading

Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading

Greg Hunt says he doesn’t want an emissions trading scheme, Clive Palmer says he does. But Hunt’s Direct Action plan might ultimately take us there anyway.

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A really bad decision that will be difficult to rectify

A really bad decision that will be difficult to rectify

The government’s monstrously stupid decision will be incredibly hard to rectify, and will be a huge burden for decades.

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The price of carbon: A view from the mendicant state

The price of carbon: A view from the mendicant state

Tasmania will suffer from the axing of the carbon price, with hundreds of jobs to perish.

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Direct Action policy still leaves loopholes open for big polluters

Direct Action policy still leaves loopholes open for big polluters

Abbott’s Direct Action policy could let the few companies that produce the most pollution off the hook as Greg Hunt reaffirms commitment to climate change.

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Climate policy: could it be the boxing PM’s glass jaw?

Climate policy: could it be the boxing PM’s glass jaw?

Tony Abbott owes his job and political reincarnation to his crude perspective on climate change. But his policy will not serve the nation well.

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What price carbon in Europe?

What price carbon in Europe?

Will the 2030 carbon target revive the ETS market? The switch from coal to gas needs a carbon price of €36/tonne.

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Energy schadenfreude - what would you have done?

Energy schadenfreude – what would you have done?

Many are enjoying the problems faced by German energy giant RWE. But go back to 2000, would you as chairman have done any different?