Tag Archives: Dick Warburton

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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Palmer gives oxygen to the climate debate

Clive Palmer is about to vote out Australia’s hard-won carbon price, but the news isn’t all bad. [1 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] Let’s start with some good news. Clive Palmer’s meeting with Al Gore last week yielded some very … Continue reading

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