Welcome to Julia Gillard's Clean Energy Future, a world where carbon has a price ($23 a tonne) and big polluters and Joe Blow citizen will be compensated for most of the rising costs that the carbon price will cause.

''The carbon pollution reduction scheme ran into a brick wall. I've knocked that wall down. This is going through -- full stop,'' the Prime Minister emphatically declared yesterday. ''Now is the time to move from words to deeds.''