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Carbon tax should not go away: Combet

Australians are better off under the carbon tax, according to Climate Change Minister Greg Combet, who has declared the carbon pricing a great Labor reform that Tony Abbott “cannot and…

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World reaches troubling CO2 milestone

Earlier this month, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii recorded a carbon dioxide concentration of 400 parts per million for the first time.  Atmospheric CO2 levels are now at 40…

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China to introduce tough controls on carbon pollution

China is looking at introducing tough controls on its carbon pollution as soon as 2016, the Financial Times, PointCarbon and the UK Independent have reported over the past day. The…

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First thoughts on Australia’s carbon budget

The Climate Change Authority (CCA) has begun a 10-month study into Australia’s greenhouse emissions targets, a review that is likely to recommend a national “carbon budget” for the very first…

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New report focuses on growing ‘carbon bubble’

The Carbon Tracker Initiative, out of the UK, has a new report out warning that too much investment in fossil fuel reserves risks bringing on a new global economic crisis….

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How much can we get out of the CFI?

An opinion article in Climate Spectator today says the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI )will offset between 5 and 39 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2020, with a…

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32 per cent change that Abbott can kill the carbon price

Analysis published yesterday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) says that there is a 32 per cent chance that Australia’s carbon price will be repealed after the 14 September federal election….

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Obama says he will put a price on carbon

President Barack Obama in the State of the Union address laid out his plan for pursuing a price on carbon in the United States. Obama said: “I urge this Congress…

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Renewable energy now cheaper than fossil fuels in Australia

Renewable energy is now cheaper than electricity from new-build coal- and gas-fired power stations in Australia, according to new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  The study shows…

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