Topic archives: carbon emissions

Bigger than Adani: the NT ‘carbon bomb’ waiting to explode

February 7, 2018 8

By itself, Queensland’s proposed Adani coal mine would result in 5 billion tonnes of carbon-dioxide greenhouse gas emissions. Clearly, Adani is a "carbon-bomb".

Matthewson: Turnbull should crash through on Finkel — he’s crashing anyway

June 15, 2017 25

Malcolm Turnbull is almost certainly going to lose the next election, thanks to Tony Abbott's constant sniping and undermining. So he might as well go down fighting -- and what better cause than saving the Earth?

Business bites: VW’s emissions off … insurance deal soft …

Business bites: VW’s emissions off … insurance deal soft …

September 22, 2015 1

Volkswagen has been polluting much more than it had said it was. Whoops!

Don’t worry, big polluters, Hunt’s ‘safeguard mechanism’ won’t cost you a thing

Don’t worry, big polluters, Hunt’s ‘safeguard mechanism’ won’t cost you a thing

September 4, 2015 12

Pumping out more and more carbon emissions has never been easier than under Greg Hunt's pointless "safeguard" mechanism.

Repent, ye sinners: world about to end in a hellish blaze of carbon tax fury

Repent, ye sinners: world about to end in a hellish blaze of carbon tax fury

August 11, 2015 15

And Bill Shorten, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the carbon tax and wind farms had been thrown. They will be tormented forever, writes economist and prophet Tom Westland.

What the Gregs (Sheridan and Hunt) don’t get about emissions abatement

What the Gregs (Sheridan and Hunt) don’t get about emissions abatement

April 24, 2015 25

Conservative columnists and politicians are in lockstep on Direct Action. They're also wrong, writes Canberra economist Tom Westland.

Mayne: shareholder resolutions bring big four banks to carbon disclosure table

Mayne: shareholder resolutions bring big four banks to carbon disclosure table

December 19, 2014 1

The formation of the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility represents the first serious grassroots attempt to improve shareholder democracy in Australia.

No DICE: Greg Hunt deceives the public about ‘clean’ coal project

No DICE: Greg Hunt deceives the public about ‘clean’ coal project

November 4, 2014 37

Greg Hunt's plan to reduce carbon emissions through cleaner coal is too little, too late.

Clive saved the CCA, but the polluters win out

Clive saved the CCA, but the polluters win out

October 30, 2014 12

The new climate deal between the government and the Palmer United Party will make little difference to curbing Australia's carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

Direct Inaction: nothing much green in Hunt’s white paper

Direct Inaction: nothing much green in Hunt’s white paper

April 28, 2014 20

Greg Hunt's Direct Action white paper makes a bad policy even worse by ensuring there'll be no consequences for businesses lifting CO2 emissions. No wonder it came out on the eve of a holiday ...

Climate policy: when adults squib it, youth should take direct action

Climate policy: when adults squib it, youth should take direct action

October 24, 2013 73

In the absence of action on climate change from our political class, young people are entitled to wonder whether 'direct action' of their own can end the rip-off being perpetrated on them and on future generations.

Direct Action a gross waste, and Abbott’s right to cap its funding

Direct Action a gross waste, and Abbott’s right to cap its funding

September 3, 2013 34

Tony Abbott is right to cap his worthless Direct Action plan on carbon emissions. If only he'd go further and dump it altogether, writes our man in Canberra.

Coalition cuts to existing programs will hurt ‘direct action’

Coalition cuts to existing programs will hurt ‘direct action’

May 28, 2013 7

Even where the Coalition has not explicitly sought to scare away financiers, the ambiguity of its policy position is leading to an investment strike. It's the great contradiction in its policy.

What if Nick Xenophon decides our carbon future?

What if Nick Xenophon decides our carbon future?

May 23, 2013 4

If Nick Xenophon holds the balance of power in the Senate after the election, climate change policy will get very interesting. Here's one possible scenario -- which sees an ETS return, but in a different form.

Gambling on a great story

May 8, 2013 1

Crikey readers vent their spleens on the gambling industry and Bernard Keane's fantasy budget.

Curbing population to cut emissions lazy and damaging

Curbing population to cut emissions lazy and damaging

April 26, 2013 50

Curbing population growth will reduce Australia's greenhouse emissions but at a profound economic cost -- and it won't decarbonise our emissions-intensive economy. There's a more viable solution.

Want to save the planet? Don’t have any children

Want to save the planet? Don’t have any children

April 22, 2013 32

Having child increases your carbon emissions by a factor of about six throughout your lifetime, and no amount of cycling, turning off lights or veganism will offset it. Can having children be environmentally sustainable?

Dirty little secret’s out

April 19, 2013 4

Crikey readers weigh in on the link between Australia's carbon emissions and our immigration policy.

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Tim Flannery at #6

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Tim Flannery at #6

March 13, 2013 2

Plain-spoken and sometimes optimistic, Tim Flannery is trying to teach Australia about climate change -- and its solutions. For all his accolades, though, some scientists don't want him in their club, writes Crikey intern Michelle Slater.

Climate debate: solar power is just a ‘toy’

March 8, 2013 2

Crikey readers vent their spleens on the issues of the day.