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Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

There are four key steps to ensure that climate policy remains a recipe for business as usual, and the Australian government has followed them to the letter.

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6th ERF auction result – millions more sunk in "vegetation" abatement

6th ERF auction result – millions more sunk in “vegetation” abatement

The results of the federal government’s latest Emissions Reduction Fund auction have been released, revealing the purchase of nearly 8 million tonnes of carbon abatement for $104 million.

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ERF review fails to douse doubts over Coalition key climate policy

ERF review fails to douse doubts over Coalition key climate policy

CCA review of Coalition’s Emissions Reduction Fund fuels concerns the scheme is an expensive, inefficient and risky way to cut carbon.

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Gaming the government: Bidding strategies for 3rd emissions auction

Gaming the government: Bidding strategies for 3rd emissions auction

The third ERF auction, with $1.33B of the government’s $2.55B funding tranche available, could produce some interesting bidding strategies.

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Direct Action's ERF: raising cost of emissions cuts three-fold

Direct Action’s ERF: raising cost of emissions cuts three-fold

The Coalition’s Emissions Reduction Fund is expensive, and forestalls economy-wide innovation and the opportunities associated with it.

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Turnbull's Direct Action plan may be multi-billon dollar boondoggle

Turnbull’s Direct Action plan may be multi-billon dollar boondoggle

Coalition may spend another $1 billion buying “abatement” in latest auction, but overall emissions will rise because of lack of price signal, new analysis says. With Paris climate talks just a few weeks away, Australia is being asked to explain its policies.

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Is Turnbull for turning on climate change?

Is Turnbull for turning on climate change?

In his first Question Time as PM, Malcolm Turnbull did little to shake the impression he has sold out on climate change. So has he?

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Could Australia become a dumping ground for high-emission vehicles?

Could Australia become a dumping ground for high-emission vehicles?

The White Paper has left out one obvious policy that could help: mandatory greenhouse emissions standards for all imported new and second-hand vehicles.

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How John Howard could help turn Tony Abbott around on climate

How John Howard could help turn Tony Abbott around on climate

Next time Abbott seeks advice from John Howard, he might just ask him about how best to respond to the clear geopolitical momentum on climate change.

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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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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.