Topic archives: carbon price package

Locking in a surplus with the carbon price pea-and-thimble trick

November 9, 2011 13

Forgetting cutting emissions - the carbon price package has a shorter term benefit for the government. There's one minister relieved that the carbon pricing package is locked in, and not for anything to do with emissions abatement.

Carbon tax passes but blood pledge remains

November 9, 2011 21

Crikey media wrap: It's taken years of debates, discussion papers and fallen leaders, but yesterday the senate passed Australia's first carbon legislation.

Abbott’s gory pledge would be a legal bloodbath

October 13, 2011 81

Tont Abbott’s hyperbole has certainly attracted the headlines, but it betrays a curious tactic, writes Fergus Green, a lawyer and policy analyst specialising in climate change.

Is China showing Australia the way on carbon emissions?

Is China showing Australia the way on carbon emissions?

October 12, 2011

Carbon price package naysayers claim that China is doing nothing to limit carbon emissions. It is, but like Australia, has a long way to go, writes Richard Farmer.

Speak up, Malcolm, we can’t hear you

Speak up, Malcolm, we can’t hear you

September 15, 2011 8

Tony Abbott had this to say about the government's Clean Energy Future legislation yesterday:

Lessons learnt from the solar industry subsidy

September 13, 2011

Who would have thought that less than a year out from the start of Australia's carbon tax the nation's solar sector would be in disarray? James Thomson reflects on how our solar industry lost its shine.

Australia’s green groups fight everything but criticism against them

Australia’s green groups fight everything but criticism against them

September 7, 2011

Throughout 2011, Australia’s best-funded environment organisations have been united in support of the Labor government’s push to establish a carbon price. Not everyone thinks this is a good thing, writes Leigh Ewbank.

A carbon price to cause house prices to rise by $6000? What crap

August 4, 2011 6

The claim that a carbon price will cause house prices to rise by $6000 is crap, writes environmental consultant Ben Rose.

Quiggin: the average household will barely notice carbon tax

July 15, 2011 4

It follows that, although the carbon tax will have a significant impact on our aggregate emissions of CO2, mainly through its impact on electricity generation and energy use by business, the average household will barely notice it, writes John Quiggin, an ARC Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science at the University of Queensland.

Australia’s carbon tax well ahead of Britain

July 15, 2011

Labor's carbon price package is far from perfect but Julia Gillard deserves credit not just for introducing an ETS but by modelling it as a shift in taxation. Britain and other governments ought to take note, says The Economist.

Carbon price package a blend of concessions and contradictions

July 14, 2011

The government's carbon price package will pull the economy in contradictory directions. On one hand it offers plenty of concessions for heavy polluters and on the other a sizeable investment in green energy, writes Fergus Green.

It’s bad, but it’s going to get worse for Labor

It’s bad, but it’s going to get worse for Labor

July 12, 2011

While the carbon tax debate is about something that’s going to happen, Labor is in for a public opinion poll hiding. People are wary of change and they don’t trust politicians — especially politicians who have so recently lied to them and broken a promise not to introduce one, writes Richard Farmer.

Carbon pricing an important public health advance

July 11, 2011

In the carbon tax debate health takes a back seat while environmental issues take priority. However, action by the government to address environmental issues will also assist in addressing health impacts, writes Michael Moore and Helen Keleher.

Jericho: The biccies are safe, so let’s take a look at the carbon tax

July 11, 2011

Phew! The price of Tim Tams under Labor's new carbon tax will only increase by $0.012. Now that's out of the way, Greg Jericho takes a look at the carbon price package - particularly changes to rates and taxation and what it will do to emissions.