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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

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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

Aus: Billions in carbon compensation pits brown coal against black

THE nation’s dirtiest brown-coal power stations face a savage backlash from less-polluting coal facilities in NSW and Queensland, which are demanding that a $5.5 billion compensation package for the carbon price be radically revised after Labor’s backflips on key planks of the carbon policy. Continue reading

Andrew Bolt: Waking too slowly from our green daze

How is business meant to plan investments, when the Gillard Government changes its mind so abruptly on taxes and mad multi-billion schemes? Dennis Shanahan:


The decision to end the negotiations to buy and close down Australia’s “dirtiest” brown-coal power plants is not just a shift in policy that might ultimately save the budget billions; it is another shift in the goalposts that sends the wrong signals to industry and investors.
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Carbon Tax could raise $1.5 Trillion for the US government. No wonder politicians drool over dire predictions.

Why do we need a carbon tax? A study by John Reilly candidly explains why this is not and has never been about the environment. 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