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Labor’s nostalgia based on bad maths and worse politics

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 <b>Giles Parkinson</b>, editor of <a href="http://reneweconomy.com.au/"><em>RenewEconomy</em></a>, reports.

Parkinson: no easy choices, but strong case for energy action

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 <b>Alex Frankel</b>, a communications researcher and strategist.

The carbon tax pitch: call it what it is — a pollution tax

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 <b>Dr Richard Denniss</b>.

Look beyond a carbon price and examine whether your cuts will count

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 <b>John Connor</b>, CEO of The Climate Institute.

Polluting power … Australia in the top 10

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 <b>Rob Grant</b>.

Clean energy moves ahead amid climate policy carnage

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 <b>John Connor</b>, CEO of The Climate Institute.

The potential for renewables in regional Oz

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 <b>John Connor</b>, CEO of The Climate Institute.

Early leadership surprises in pollution, climate change race

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.

No carbon price? You’re being conned

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.

How should climate change be dealt with by economists? asks <b>Dr Martin Parkinson</b>, secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Why economists need to engage in the CPRS debate

How should climate change be dealt with by economists? asks Dr Martin Parkinson, secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

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