Monthly Archives: July 2014

Government takes aim at Renewable Energy Target

Terminating Australia’s carbon price scheme wasn’t enough for the Abbott government. Now the Renewable Energy Target is in its sights. [29 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] In a few weeks’ time a Hobart suburban household, a heavy energy user, will … Continue reading

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After the carbon price, what?

We are now more or less back where we started in 2007. Except, luckily, for the RET, the CEFC and one or two other quite useful acronyms. [22 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] So this is it. A decade of effort … Continue reading

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Axing the tax is not so simple, after all

We owe it to our obstructing Senate for helping to reveal the true cost of abandoning carbon pricing. [15 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] If it hadn’t actually happened, no-one would believe the story of the lingering death of Australia’s … Continue reading

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