Labor's claim that the Greens ruined the chance for effective climate action ignores the fact that Kevin Rudd's climate scheme was terrible policy.
A new report from the Grattan Institute has underlined the failure of current policies to push Australia down the path of a clean energy future Giles Parkinson, editor of RenewEconomy, reports.
The public cry for clarity regarding the so-called carbon tax, and Labor’s problem with communicating clearly continue to threaten its existence, writes Alex Frankel, a communications researcher and strategist.
The way in which the CPRS set both a cap above which emissions could not rise and a floor below which emissions could not fall was widely debated, if not widely understood, during 2009 and 2010. But those lessons need to be learnt again, writes Dr Richard Denniss.
Australia’s power sector ranks among the 10 most polluting power sectors on the planet, alongside Botswana, Cambodia and Estonia, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.
Passage of the enhanced 20% renewable energy target is one hard fought victory for climate change policy amongst the wreckage littering the corridors of parliament house in Canberra, says Rob Grant.
Yesterday Australia took one step out of the quagmire of pollution politics, where scare campaigns and excessive claims for assistance from many of the big polluters influenced both the politics and the outcomes, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.
As the political parties look to the race up the mountain to the election, the person wearing the yellow jersey for pollution reduction may come as a surprise to some: it’s Tony Abbott, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.
If you can put aside the high and rising costs of failing to commence Australia's transition from one of the world's biggest carbon addicts to a low-carbon economy aside, our handling of climate policy has been the stuff of priceless comedy.