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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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the failures in Copenhagen and beyond, the government’s Clean Energy Future policy continues to be based largely on an outdated model, writes Fergus Green at Inside Story.
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.
Tony Abbott had this to say about the government's Clean Energy Future legislation yesterday:
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.