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Direct Action: Coalition secures $2.5bn plan amid fears over emissions target

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  • Controversial policy will pass Senate after deal with PUP
  • Greg Hunt agrees to investigate emissions trading scheme
  • Labor says Australia has ‘no way to reduce carbon pollution’
  • Modelling suggests it will not be sufficient to reach 5% target
  • . . . → Read More: Direct Action: Coalition secures $2.5bn plan amid fears over emissions target

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    Labor will not join Greens in fight against revoking carbon auctions

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    Mark Butler says this does not change Labor’s position against carbon tax repeal, nor its support for emissions trading

    . . . → Read More: Labor will not join Greens in fight against revoking carbon auctions

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    What role will Labor play in the carbon auctions farce?

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    Revoking the auctions makes practical sense, but both the government and the Greens are making a melodrama of it

    . . . → Read More: What role will Labor play in the carbon auctions farce?

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    Emissions cuts: Coalition considers new regulations to help Direct Action

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    Greg Hunt’s green paper asks for ideas to complement the fund, but will not allow carbon permits to be purchased overseas

    . . . → Read More: Emissions cuts: Coalition considers new regulations to help Direct Action

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    Climate Institute urges Coalition to reconsider global carbon permits

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    Modelling suggests Direct Action plan would not meet Australia’s emissions targets without purchase of international permits . . . → Read More: Climate Institute urges Coalition to reconsider global carbon permits

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    Emissions target should be 15% by 2020, says Climate Change Authority

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    Leaked report by key government advisory body calls for 40% cuts in carbon emissions by 2030 and 90% by 2050 . . . → Read More: Emissions target should be 15% by 2020, says Climate Change Authority

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    Dash for gas needed to prevent power cuts, says Drax CEO

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    UK’s largest coal-fired plant says investment in gas-powered sites depends on details of electricity market reforms . . . → Read More: Dash for gas needed to prevent power cuts, says Drax CEO

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    Coal made up one-third of UK energy generation in 2012, figures show

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    Plentiful, cheap supplies and collapse in price of carbon permits set greenhouse gas emissions rising sharply . . . → Read More: Coal made up one-third of UK energy generation in 2012, figures show

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    Fixed, floating or blown away: pinning down Australia’s carbon price

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    As Kevin Rudd announces he will terminate the carbon tax and move early to a market-based price, it’s time to take stock . . . → Read More: Fixed, floating or blown away: pinning down Australia’s carbon price

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    Kevin Rudd outlines plan to ‘terminate’ carbon tax in 2014

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    PM announces cost-saving measures to pay for end of fixed carbon price, but emissions targets still likely to get tougher . . . → Read More: Kevin Rudd outlines plan to ‘terminate’ carbon tax in 2014

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