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Tag: "carbon tax"

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Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition "right wing thugs" over carbon price

Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition “right wing thugs” over carbon price

Retiring Labor stalwart Wayne Swan cites losing carbon price debate to “vicious” Abbott-led scare campaign as major regret.

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Can Australia pull success from the ashes of its clean energy policy mistakes?

Can Australia pull success from the ashes of its clean energy policy mistakes?

Australia’s clean energy history is a litany of mistakes, dashed hopes and failed plans. One potential success is the CEFC, but it needs to be less cautious.

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The tax that shall not be named

The tax that shall not be named

Australia’s climate change policy is a shambles. It is the only country ever to have repealed a carbon tax, the issue was key to the felling of two Prime Ministers, and the renewables industry is the subject of a sustained vendetta. That is why the Grattan Institute’s new proposal is potentially such a game-changer.

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The Coalition’s hidden carbon tax

The Coalition’s hidden carbon tax

A quiet commitment by the Coalition Government to review its own direct action climate policy will likely result in it implementing its very own carbon tax. Somebody better tell Tony Abbott.

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Canadian oil capital, Alberta, unveils carbon tax, coal phase-out

Canadian oil capital, Alberta, unveils carbon tax, coal phase-out

Alberta, home to world’s 3rd largest oil reserves, to introduce $US20/t carbon price, as it aims for 30% renewables and zero coal power by 2030.

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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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Repaying the emissions debt

Repaying the emissions debt

Absent the carbon price, we need to mitigate the temptation to repay borrowings of future emissions with the dirtiest energy generation on the market.

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Abbott's environment agenda is even harsher than he promised

Abbott’s environment agenda is even harsher than he promised

Environmental protection is being given a lower priority than it has by any federal government since first environmental legislation was introduced 40 years ago.

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Chile is poised to adopt South America’s first carbon tax

Chile is poised to adopt South America’s first carbon tax

Chile to become the first country in South America to institute a carbon tax, and the second in Latin America after Mexico.

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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.