Carbon markets

Hunt learns to love the CEFC but delivers veiled threat on RET

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The Environment Minister has given the first sign the government is undergoing a pragmatic rethink of its jihad on carbon reduction initiatives and institutions in light of Clive Palmer's Al Gore moment.

Global renewables upswing, via wind

The week in clean energy saw a China and wind-led investment surge, offshore wind gain traction beyond Europe, and green bonds' appeal to continue to grow.

Warburton comments telling: Solar Citizens

RET review panel head loses credibility in 'vilifying' Palmer, says solar users group.

Clean energy investors' plea for certainty

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An open letter from 17 renewables companies urges the government to keep the Renewable Energy Target, saying any weakening of the scheme risked financial distress and potentially failure, and could see sovereign risk expand beyond the sector.

Clean energy investors' plea for certainty

An open letter from renewables industry investors urges the government to keep the Renewable Energy Target, saying any weakening of the scheme will promote sovereign risk which could expand beyond the sector.

The G20 has the muscle to fight climate change

The global effort to mitigate climate change is shifting towards collective action to stamp out ‘free riders’, and this year's G20 provides a crucial opportunity to advance the cause.

Gas suppliers failing to play by Abbott’s script

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Rather than becoming a ‘cheap energy superpower’, a new study from business itself suggests Australia is facing a manufacturing wrecking ball in the form of gas.

NZ carbon falls as emitters stay away

Market falls further ahead of uncertain national election.

Hunt signals international permits option

Cheap permits on the agenda as minister says CEFC could provide interim emissions reduction tool.

Why Abbott's promised bill savings are wrong

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The Government is promising average households will save $200 per year on their power bill from repeal of the carbon tax. The reality is most households will see far lower savings.

The carbon repeal hangover

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Both the Australian Industry Group and the Business Council of Australia are now making sounds that we still need an emissions trading scheme. Meanwhile consumer savings from repealing the current carbon price are hard to pin down.

Who gains most from axing the carbon tax – and at what cost?

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Clearly the big greenhouse gas emitting electricity generators win. In particular, the brown coal generators in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

How Julia became Ju-Liar and sank the carbon price

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In economics there isn't much difference between a carbon tax or a carbon trading scheme and neither are considered evil. But on 24 February 2011 when Julia Gillard said she was happy to use the word tax to describe her emissions trading scheme it made the world of difference and led to its subsequent repeal.

EU 'regrets' Coalition's carbon tax repeal

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Climate action commissioner says move won't deter EU efforts on global carbon pricing.

Labor slams repeal, miners welcome certainty

Federal opposition says history will judge PM harshly; BHP hopes for boost to competitiveness.

Energy retailer reveals carbon repeal price reductions lower than government claims

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Australia's biggest energy retailer, Origin Energy, adds to government embarrassment over carbon tax cost of living impacts, offering electricity and gas savings out of step with government claims.

Carbon price falls - Kevin Rudd’s day of shame

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Not all that long ago there was bi-partisan agreement to put a price on carbon. But thanks to an egotistical, control freak it all unravelled.

We'll sell next ETS better, says Shorten

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Labor to take an emissions trading scheme to next election.

'Historic act of irresponsibility, recklessness'

Climate Institute slams repeal; says laws were working with minimal economic impact.

AGL details carbon consequences

Energy group says repeal will hit earnings initially with longer-term profit uplifts.

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