From abolition to emissions; a comprehensive list of the Abbott government’s climate change and science policy decisions since the election.
Tag: "climate policy"
Labor and Greens claim important win as climate repeal bills separated. Government continues to brand CEFC as ‘highly speculative’, while Labor accuses the Coalition of creating a new slush fund, and the Greens accuse it of acting out of ‘ideological spite’ and climate denial. So much for a bipartisan approach to climate!
The Abbott-led LNP is prosecuting climate policy as a social polarisation between two conflicting sets of values, principally those of science and ideology.
Around the world, clean energy policy continues to be in state of a flux, with most countries in the midst of implementing changes.
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.
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.
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.
Climate Change Authority to continue work, but Coalition does not want it to undertake RET review. Meanwhile, Flannery is back with Climate Council.
What happens if Tony Abbott wins on Saturday? We adjust our perspective and tactics and keep green policies on the government agenda.
HSBC says $1 trillion a year out to 2020 is needed to set the world on the path to decarbonise the global economy, and replace fossil-fueled networks with low carbon and renewable networks. But where will this money come from?
Ted Baillieu was a one-man show, erecting roadblocks for the wind energy industry. His resignation could remove some of those roadblocks, but his legacy remains, with a tribunal implying it may be prepared to reject a wind farm because of ‘psychological’ impacts.
Major snowstorm puts US House Committee hearing into ‘understanding climate science,’ which was stacked with climate deniers, on hold.