Tag Archives: carbon price

Navigating the American Carbon World (with the UN)

There is much activity in the UN climate arena at the moment, as they push for yet another “Global Agreement on Climate Change”

At the moment, UNFCC executive secretary, Christina Figueres is boasting that they have an agreement to come to an agreement by 2015. Whilst it is to be hoped that this agreement to agree goes the way of previous ones, it highlights that they haven’t gone away and are determined to keep pressing on, no matter that the AGW paradigm is collapsing.

She gave a speech this week in San Francisco, entitled Navigating the American Carbon World
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America Is Only Nation Where Climate Scientists Face Organized Harassment

This wonderful piece of Journalism comes from “Inside Climate News”,  author, Katherine Bagley, 10th September 2012.

“While outspoken scientists of human-caused climate change in the United States endure torrents of freedom of information requests, hate mail and even death threats from skeptics, their counterparts abroad have been free to do their work without fear.

“I feel for my American colleagues and what they’ve had to deal with,” said Tim Lenton, an earth system scientist who specializes in climate tipping points at the University of Exeter  in the UK. Continue reading

Enviro groups say brown-coal carbon tax compo keeps us dirty

THE carbon tax is making Australia more, not less, dependent on the highly polluting brown-coal electricity generators. Billion-dollar subsidies have allowed the Victorian operations to force cleaner base-load power stations out of the market. Continue reading

Aus: Brown profits and Green fury from carbon tax plan

THE Orwellian name of the Gillard government’s carbon tax policy – Clean Energy Future – makes its aim of shifting electricity generation from the dirtiest power stations to the cleanest quite plain. Consumers are entitled to feel somewhat mystified that brown-coal generation – the highest carbon polluter – is largely unaffected by carbon emissions policy. Continue reading

Again with the carbon dioxide “pollution” meme

Australian polluters to save A$2.5 billion in CO2 costs: analyst Continue reading

Aus: Greg Combet defends payouts to dirty power stations

CLIMATE Change Minister Greg Combet has defended the level of compensation to Australia’s dirtiest coal generators amid claims the subsidy weakens the government’s ability to buy out high-polluting plants. Continue reading

Aus: Carbon tax leaves big polluters better off

When they talk about “big polluters” they actually mean those returning previously lost carbon to the biosphere – apparently that’s a terrible thing, liberating an essential trace gas in short supply. Continue reading

No early Australian link to Californian carbon market

No late one either. Continue reading

Carbon trading market research boosted

China is researching the foundation of a national carbon-trading market before linking with other countries’ carbon trading schemes, said a top climate change official. Continue reading

EU Carbon Permits Are Second-Fastest Rising Commodity

Let’s see, worthless plus 10% is … Continue reading

Poor seek to cut CDM access at UN climate talks

More than 130 of the world’s poorest nations have sought to pressure richer countries to agree new legally-binding goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions by threatening to deny them access to cheap U.N. carbon credits, potentially making it more expensive for them to meet domestic emission goals. Continue reading

Tim Wilson: EU Carbon Link Just More Hot Air

ANY business that buys cheap European emissions permits now may find them worthless by the end of the year. Linking emissions trading schemes isn’t as easy as the Gillard government makes it out to be. Continue reading

Aus: Eurocrats laugh at our scheme all the way to bank

IT is easy to find ways to poke fun at the EU and the tendency of its Brussels-based bureaucrats to draft detailed directives on the contents of sausages, the shape of vegetables and many other aspects of everyday life. Continue reading

Aus: Rushed carbon permit auction to prop up budget

The federal government plans to bolster its sagging budget bottom line by a near tripling of the auction of carbon emissions permits in 2013-14. Continue reading

Aus: Europeans have the last laugh on ETS

Whenever the Gillard government was told the bleeding obvious about the negative impact its carbon tax would have on our economic fortunes its response was defiant. Continue reading

Robert Zubrin: The Green War on the Poor

The Democratic party used to care about poor and working people. Continue reading

Aus: Carbon shift to ease scrapping of tax: Coalition

THE Coalition says the linking of Australia’s carbon price to Europe’s will make it easier for Tony Abbott to axe the scheme, by giving firms a market to resell unnecessary forward-dated permits. Continue reading

Aus: Outmanoeuvred: how Combet blindsided Greens into policy backdown

IT was about six weeks ago that Greg Combet made his move. The implementation phase of Labor’s carbon pricing regime was over; the emissions tax was up and running. Continue reading

Aus: Big emitters attack price link to EU

THE government’s plans to link Australia’s emissions trading scheme to Europe have been attacked by the chairmen of two of Australia’s biggest carbon polluters. Continue reading

Aus: Fear wind energy might be losing its puff

WINDFARMS have vowed to fight a rearguard action against changes to the renewable energy target as a potential plummet in the carbon price to $12 a tonne in 2015 raises new fears that the renewable projects would be uneconomic. Continue reading