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Most Americans oppose a carbon tax
, considered by many economists a cost-effective way to fight climate
change, but they are willing to support it if the money is returned to them or used to fund renewable energy, a poll Monday ...
While a carbon
price is every economists' favorite climate
plan, real-world political constraints get in the way (just ask Australia!)
In a new paper in Energy Policy
, I examine a variety of political economy constraints that limit the ...
Australia's carbon tax
, one of the world's landmark attempts to stop climate
change, is officially no more. The country's government says the move will save money, but in reality the costs will be high.
Instead of decreasing its ...
Australia`s Senate has voted to repeal the price on emissions of the climate
-warming gas carbon
dioxide, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government.
The Yallourn Power Station burns brown coal to provide ...
Australia's government has voted to repeal a carbon tax
on that country's biggest greenhouse gas polluters, ending one bitter domestic battle but opening up new fronts in the climate
war both at home and internationally.
Australia’s decision to repeal its levy limiting fossil-fuel pollution makes it the first nation to turn back from a market approach to fighting global warming.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government won final approval from Parliament ...
In a significant victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the Australian Senate has voted to repeal the country's two-year-old carbon tax
. Abbott made dismantling the tax
one of the cornerstones of his campaign last September even as Australia ...
The cartoonish stereotype of Australia of yesteryear featured a rough-headed bloke in an Akubra hat wrangling crocodiles. That image has finally been scrubbed from our collective memories -- only to be replaced with something worse. Today, when ...
The scrapping of the carbon tax
closes a bitter chapter in Australian politics and offers lessons for the Abbott government in the perils of negotiating climate policy
.John Howard first pledged an emissions trading scheme (ETS) ahead of ...
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon
laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
Australia’s Senate voted to scrap the nation’s price on carbon
, fulfilling a key election pledge by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and leaving the nation without an approved mechanism to tackle emissions.
The repeal bill was passed 39 votes ...
price has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy
to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international agreements.
After eight years of bitter ...
With the carbon tax
gone, Labor will continue to pursue emissions trading scheme, Bill Shorten says.
Bill Shorten has vowed Labor will take an emissions trading scheme (ETS) to the next federal election, despite the carnage climate
On May 6, the Obama administration released the Third National Climate
Assessment. The findings were consistent with the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change Fifth Assessment Report. The reports provide compelling ...
Yes, Tony Abbott, it is “situation normal” for a government to have to deal with minor parties in the Senate to get its legislation through. But the way your team handled those “negotiations” in the Senate this week is not “situation normal” at ...
The nation's third-largest carbon
dioxide-emitting state is in the middle of a fierce election fight that could determine whether it stays on its current path of challenging U.S. EPA climate
rules, or instead slows fossil fuel development and ...
There is much wry amusement in environmental circles today, after Tony Abbott, Australia's climate
-reckless Prime Minister, saw his plans to repeal the country's carbon tax
blocked by the Senate. Any sense of schadenfreude (I know it's an ...
Mark your calendars. November 30, 2015 is international climate
D-Day. Representatives from 196 countries will meet in Paris for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to complete negotiations on a new international climate
Earlier this week, the Heartland Institute convened its Ninth International Climate
Change Conference in Las Vegas. A nonprofit, free-market think tank in Chicago with a $6 million annual budget, Heartland has been hosting conferences since 2008 ...
A new survey finds most Northwestern residents think addressing climate
change should be an urgent priority.
The survey was conducted for EarthFix by the independent and nonpartisan firm, DHM Research. A representative sampling of 1,200 ...
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The politics of climate
action is well understood in Australia, with the Coalition intent on scrapping the carbon tax
and Labor and the Greens suggesting this is evidence that the Abbott Government isn't committed to ...
The head of Australia’s leading climate
advisory body has lashed out at what he says is a concerted attempt by politicians and media groups to spread climate
In a video posted on the Climate
Council website, Tim Flannery calls on ...
Tony Abbott`s plan to axe the carbon
price this week has come in for some withering criticism from his own side of politics, with a former head of the UK`s Conservative Party declaring it to be an "appalling" move that "recklessly" endangers the ...
Here’s a clue for newspaper reporters: If the loudest people criticizing an environmental activist for not being pure enough are fossil fuel–loving Republicans, that’s a sign it’s not a legitimate criticism.
Consider, for example, The ...
One of the world's most advanced solar power companies has shelved plans to develop electricity plants for the public market in Australia because of the Government's apparent hostility to renewable energy.
Solar Reserve, based in Santa ...