The Coalition’s Emissions Reduction Fund is expensive, and forestalls economy-wide innovation and the opportunities associated with it.
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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.
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?
The White Paper has left out one obvious policy that could help: mandatory greenhouse emissions standards for all imported new and second-hand vehicles.
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.
Environmental protection is being given a lower priority than it has by any federal government since first environmental legislation was introduced 40 years ago.
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.
Federal government’s Direct Action policy trashed by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, describing it as an exercise is wishful thinking. This comes as Tony Abbott’s main business advisor Maurice Newman renews his attack on climate science and renewable energy.
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.
A new study from UNSW questions whether paying coal fired generators to exit the electricity market is necessary or would reduce emissions as much as claimed. It suggests a better use of Direct Action funds would be to increase the deployment of renewables.