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Climate Change Authority to recommend 15% cuts?

Posted by Vote Climate on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : Emissions reduction targets 
Climate Spectator, 2 August, 2013 reported on the leak from the Climate Change Authority Caps and Targets Review draft report:

The Climate Change Authority is expected to recommend the emissions reduction target be increased, arguing that the reduced cost of international carbon permits would mean the target could be raised with minimal impact on businesses, according to The Australian Financial Review.

In a report due to be released in early October, the federal government's climate change adv...

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Origin Energy's views on carbon price and RET

Posted by Vote Climate on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, In : Carbon price 

Watch this extended interview with Origin Energy's Grant King on the effects the carbon price and the Renewable Energy Target. 

Quote: Origin Energy's chief executive Grant King has told Inside Business a low carbon price would 
lead to future investment in coal rather than gas-powered plants.

"If the price was always going to be $6 you'd be building coal-fired power stations," he said.

"A carbon price of more like $40 is necessary to really swing the economics from building 
coal to gas.

"Insofar ...

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What would a quick transition to ETS really mean?

Posted by Vote Climate on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, In : Carbon price 
Matthew Wright and Trevor Jack argue that  'a lower carbon price may bring short-term political gain, but credibility on global warming would go up in smoke'.   

Some quotes: An argument for transitioning to the ETS earlier than currently legislated is that it would be cheaper. True, in the short term, given that the carbon tax would be around $25 and the ETS cost would be about quarter of this. But this is cheaper in the same sense that buying a five-litre can of fuel is cheaper than buying a...

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Kevin Rudd reframes climate as a hip pocket nerve issue

Posted by Vote Climate on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Carbon price 
Imagine how much better this interview might have gone if Mark Butler and Kevin Rudd were talking about more ambitious emissions reductions and the need for action on the greatest moral issue of our time?
Caving in to Abbott and the business lobby and talking about the need to change policy to relieve cost of living pressures has done the ALP no good at all.
Will be interesting to see how efforts at 'product differentiation' from the Greens pan out. But probably not really a good idea either ...
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