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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?

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Renewables can revive manufacturing in Australia

Renewables can revive manufacturing in Australia

Halting the terminal decline in manufacturing could be as simple as the government doing nothing – not watering down the RET, not abolishing the CEFC.

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Tony Abbott and his ministry of the misinformed

Tony Abbott and his ministry of the misinformed

In their latest displays of breathtaking ignorance, Tony Abbott and his coterie are acting on what was once implicit: that Direct Action is a construct of a party that simply doesn’t accept the science. Meanwhile in Germany, the two biggest political parties have signed a deal to increase renewable energy targets for 2020 and 2030.

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Carbon tax repeal first order of business on first day of Parliament

Carbon tax repeal first order of business on first day of Parliament

Delayed briefly by a debate over name-calling, Tony Abbott’s first order of Parliamentary business was to introduce his party’s legislation to repeal the carbon tax. But what do Australia’s business leaders think about it all?

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Right, left, right, left, right: ALP marches to carbon oblivion

Right, left, right, left, right: ALP marches to carbon oblivion

After years building one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon pricing packages, the Labor Party is reportedly ready to abandon it. Those who have watched the Labor Right in action will not be surprised if this comes to pass. Here are some reasons why this may come to pass, and some why it won’t.

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Repealing the carbon tax: Hidden costs and unanswered questions

Repealing the carbon tax: Hidden costs and unanswered questions

There’s a reason we have a price on carbon. Repealing it may save taxpayers a little money, but it will cause long-term problems.

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Government says carbon tax will go, whatever the Senate does

Government says carbon tax will go, whatever the Senate does

Government declares it won’t extend the carbon tax beyond June 30, even if the Senate does not pass the repeal legislation by then. Another (unstated) message: don’t hold your breath for the double dissolution Tony Abbott has threatened.

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Bill Shorten can make Tony Abbott look silly on carbon pricing

Bill Shorten can make Tony Abbott look silly on carbon pricing

New Labor leader Bill Shorten’s support for carbon pricing is actually a deft assault on Tony Abbott’s weak spot, his hard right flank. International pressure for market-based climate solutions is mounting, and Australia’s credibility hangs in the balance.

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Coalition of the Unenlightened could repeal carbon tax in 2014

Coalition of the Unenlightened could repeal carbon tax in 2014

Tony Abbott might have pledged in blood to repeal the carbon price, but what’s likely to happen once the obstacles are clear? Here are four scenarios.