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Topic: clean energy future
Curbing population to cut emissions lazy and damaging

Curbing population to cut emissions lazy and damaging

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.

Labor called generators’ bluff, so how hollow is its policy?

Labor called generators’ bluff, so how hollow is its policy?

Contracts for closure dealt with a (empty) threat by coal generators that the lights would go out. Now questions need to be asked whether Labor's policy is empty.

Kohler: we need to talk about energy, not rates

Kohler: we need to talk about energy, not rates

Forget interest rates, what we should be talking about is energy policy. There is an actual crisis up ahead caused by politics, which must be resolved by politics.

Ten things you should know about the CEFC

Ten things you should know about the CEFC

The long-awaited "experts review" into the proposed $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation has been delivered to -- and accepted by -- the federal government, writes Giles Parkinson.

How green nationalism undermines good climate policy

How green nationalism undermines good climate policy

The most important task for global climate policy is to get First World countries to finance the developing world’s mitigation efforts, writes Jonathan Symons, assistant professor at Lingnan University's department of political science.

Future of climate policy, part 2: time to move beyond treaties

Future of climate policy, part 2: time to move beyond treaties

Despite the failures in Copenhagen and beyond, the government’s Clean Energy Future policy continues to be based largely on an outdated model, writes Fergus Green at Inside Story.

The little carbon tax that could

The little carbon tax that could

Now that wasn't that hard, was it?

Mirabella helps pass carbon tax

Mirabella helps pass carbon tax

Crikey media wrap: Despite Tony Abbott declaring he will kill the carbon price if elected, PM Julia Gillard will today get Australia's first significant policy to cut carbon emissions passed through parliament.

Speak up, Malcolm, we can’t hear you

Speak up, Malcolm, we can’t hear you

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

PM’s carbon bill met with empty rhetoric from opposition

PM’s carbon bill met with empty rhetoric from opposition

Crikey media wrap: Carbon tax: it's been the biggest issue of Julia Gillard's prime ministership and yesterday she introduced the historic bill into parliament.