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Fifty-nine leading economists united today in support of a price and limit on carbon pollution. The group of Australian business and academic economists includes former Liberal Party leader John Hewson, financial sector economist Geoff Weir and Australian professors from universities across the globe. In an open letter they urge all Members of Parliament and senators to work […]
Repeal could cost $20bn over next four years and 59 economists insist a carbon price is the best way to reduce emissions. Supporters of emissions trading are making a last-ditch plea to the Senate not to repeal Australia’s laws – citing new analysis that shows “axing the tax” will cost the budget almost $20bn over […]
Fifty-nine leading economists united today in support of a price and limit on carbon pollution. In an open letter they urge all Members of Parliament and Senators to work towards lasting agreement on a fair, economically efficient and environmentally effective policy to price and limit carbon emissions … 2014 ECONOMISTS’ OPEN LETTER SUPPORTING A PRICE AND […]
Australia lagging on climate action Dr Cameron Hepburn joins Lateline Business to discuss his research, that shows Australia’s response to carbon emissions is behind its trading partners and warns about compensation to trade exposed industry.
Climate change expert Dr Cameron Hepburn joins Lateline Business to discuss the effects a carbon trading system could have on Australia’s economy. For video and full transcript, please click here.
The government considers a carbon tax EVER since she was elected prime minister six weeks ago, Julia Gillard has been under pressure to restore the ruling Labor Party’s credibility on climate change. Relying on coal to generate about 80% of its electricity makes Australia one of the biggest greenhouse-gas emitters per head. Labor’s decision to […]
European companies are not yet taking full advantage of carbon markets IT SOMETIMES seems that plans for emissions trading are piling up even faster than the greenhouse gases they are designed to curb. In late July the first emissions exchanges in Australia and Canada opened, in anticipation of mandatory carbon-trading schemes in both countries. America […]