Tag Archives: Direct Action

Direct Action out of steam carbon reduction policy

Erwin Jackson, deputy chief executive of the Climate Institute said ERF only effectively addressing emissions in land sector, “tiny fraction of Australia’s contribution to climate change”. “Emissions from burning coal, oil and gas are real drivers of escalating climate change … Continue reading

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Hunt attacked from all sides on ‘safeguards mechanism’, digs deeper into denial

Ironically, it’s precisely the climate-denying rump of the Coalition that Hunt has been under pressure from this week – with plenty of help from the conservative media – amid claims that, as the AFR puts it, he has “secreted the structure … Continue reading

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Malcolm Turnbull was right: Direct Action is a waste of money

Labor has sought to differentiate itself from Coalition by unveiling a much higher emissions reduction target by 2020 and recognising that some form of carbon price – even if only an adaptation of a “baseline and credit scheme” – is needed … Continue reading

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Climate targets well out of reach after 2nd emissions auction

…according to criteria accepted by both Labor and Coalitions governments and now met because of rising ambitions and efforts of major emitters elsewhere – Australia’s target should have increased to -15% by 2020…Looking at duration of contracts, it appears only 45% … Continue reading

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Australia emissions continue rise as big polluters ignore Direct Action

The Department of Environment’s most recent estimates – released last weekend – find that Australia’s emission will rise to 577 Mt by 2020 – 3 per cent above 2000 levels. >more> RenewEconomy

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Coalition wants to build 1.2GW coal plant, using climate funds

Turnbull Coalition government has kicked off its informal re-election campaign by repeating its desire to build a massive coal fired power station in north Queensland, only this time it proposes to use climate funds to help pay for the project. In … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s ‘Green Army’ under attack as Coalition cuts budget by nearly half

Guardian item, linked below, is from 15 Dec 2015, after Paris. Question now is will our new  PM be able to walk it, to actually deliver on promises, rather than just talk-the-talk? Until now, budget for Direct Action/Green Army tree … Continue reading

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Defeat of Green Army?

Link below is to printable brochure. How can LibNat Government understand climate change, or even function at all, when they’re so far out on basic arithmetic for Army? Of course this is only Green Army. Imagine size of errors for Brown … Continue reading

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Direct Action a damp squib will not touch Australia’s top 20 polluters

…after all rules and concessions are applied, not one of Australia’s 20 largest emitting facilities is expected to exceed their baseline – despite almost all being forecast to grow their emissions over the next 10 years…This means largest electricity generators … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Cousins v Direct Action

Clive Palmer boasts he got enquiry into ETS “There’ve been, since 1992, over 30 inquiries, government inquiries in this country into this sort of climate change issue. What’s been produced from them? Nothing. What’s likely to be produced form this one? Nothing”… … Continue reading

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