May 1, 2012

Not so fast to the green scheme graveyard

As politicians take the razor to state and federal “complementary” climate policies, Fergus Green at Insdide Story examines the case for these policies with the federal carbon price looming

Federalism of the co-operative and unco-operative variety is back in the news. As the July 1 start date for the federal government’s carbon pricing scheme looms, the uppity conservative state premiers’ league is out in force, crying foul about the “tax” and fervently slashing “redundant” and “costly” state-based climate change schemes. Meanwhile, federal programs such as the Renewable Energy Target are under the microscope, with the Coalition and big business calling for an end to this kind of “green tape”.


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