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New Zealand spot carbon price sticks in range

WELLINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – New Zealand carbon prices continued to trade in a narrow range over the previous week, with market cautious a month out from its first surrender deadline, but demand is seen slowly building.

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Farmers need to be carbon aware

THE Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) will provide more opportunities for farmers if it is linked to an emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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‘B team’ left holding the carbon tax

Given Labor’s inability to sell the success story its macroeconomic management during the GFC, it’s hardly surprising that it’s making a dogs breakfast of the carbon tax.

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Windsor challenges BHP on carbon: report

Independent MP Tony Windsor has challenged BHP Billiton to disclose its position on the carbon tax issue, while also urging industry critics opposed to the tax scheme to instead suggest alternative emissions-cutting strategies, according to a report by The Australian.

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Unions recognise need to price carbon, Swan says

Treasurer Wayne Swan says unions understand the need to price carbon and that it will create jobs in new industries.

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Effects of a carbon price – debunking four myths

Carbon is shorthand for CO2 and other greenhouse gases. These are the culprits in our atmosphere that are heating up our planet. If we do not cut down carbon emissions soon, it will become uninhabitable. In spite of this, there is continuing humbug from opponents of a price on carbon. The public don’t know what to believe as unsubstantiated false claims from unions and corporations with vested interests come thick and fast. Four myths are debunked here.

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Treasurer says jobs come from carbon price

The federal government is under fire from industry and unions over its proposed carbon price to start in July 2012.

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Abbott visits SA steel factory, attacks carbon tax

TONY EASTLEY: While the Prime Minister has been overseas the Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has been touring the country, prosecuting his case against the Government’s proposed mining and carbon taxes.

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Climate Institute supports Carbon Farming Initiative

A Federal Government report says the Carbon Farming Initiative will cut more than 10 per cent of carbon emissions from land-use by 2020.

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Carbon pooling advantage for farmers

POOLING of carbon and biomass will allow farmers to take advantage of opportunities in the billion dollar carbon market resulting from the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

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Forest group urges carbon farming changes

The Australian Forest Products Association wants changes to the proposed Carbon Farming Initiative to increase the participation of commercial timber plantations.

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Future Fund carbon strategy questioned

FREEDOM of information (FoI) documents have suggested that the guardians of the $70 billion Future Fund have not discussed climate change in any meetings since 2007, prompting questions about how Australia’s largest fund is managing carbon risk on investments.

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Harvey joins anti-carbon tax brigade

AUSTRALIAN retail mogul Gerry Harvey has waded into the carbon tax debate, slamming the proposed policy as a direct threat to the competitiveness of local industry while questioning the longevity of household compensation that would be vital in propping up family budgets and consumer spending.

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Investors twig on to carbon

RETAIL FOREST investors are on the cusp of claiming early windfalls from carbon credits.

Although private forest owners have been selling carbon credits already

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The Price of Carbon: Just $2.45 Per Week

A new report by the Climate Institute on the cost of a carbon price has revealed that the impact for an average family will be just $2.45, an increase of $127.40 a year based on a price of $25 per tonne.

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Push carbon tax to save city: Grierson

NEWCASTLES expansion depends on a price on carbon, Sharon Grierson, member for Newcastle, said yesterday.

She urged the federal government to forge ahead with the tax, and denounced idle threats and inciting fear on the issue.

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Farm scheme will reap only minimal carbon cuts, says department

THE federal government’s plan to pay farmers to reduce carbon emissions will be of little help to Australia’s pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5 per cent by 2020, estimates show.

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Origin keeps heat on carbon debate

The country’s biggest coal seam gas operator Origin Energy edged closer to hitting the go button on a massive $30 billion LNG project in Queensland, a move that will keep the heat on the carbon tax debate and put the spotlight back on the coal seam gas sector.

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Super funds fail to act on carbon disclosure

Many superannuation funds may not be putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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Rural split on carbon plan

RURAL groups are divided over the Federal Government’s proposed carbon plan and Carbon Farming Initiative.

The Victorian Farmers Federation and National Party are bitterly opposed to the carbon plan while the National Farmers’ Federation will wait for more detail on the policy.

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Software powers CSIROs carbon-neutral target

CSIROs ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2015 is being powered by software to track and manage its environmental footprint.

Australias national science agency hopes to halve its water and waste profile and achieve efficiency gains through greener procurement, behaviour change, and greater use of renewable energy.

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Carbon tax a risk to LNG exports, warns Woodside Petroleum

WOODSIDE Petroleum chairman Michael Chaney has told shareholders that the Gillard government’s plan to introduce a carbon tax on liquefied natural gas could lead to international customers looking past Australia for cheaper gas supplies or turning to dirtier energy sources such as coal. .

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Coal industry demands carbon tax rethink

THE coal industry wants the Gillard government to go back to the drawing board on the proposed carbon tax.

It wants the Gillard government to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan to ensure mines aren’t closed as a result of the proposed carbon tax.

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Industry union chief Martin O’Malley wants big carbon polluters jailed

THE head of a South Australian union representing workers in carbon intensive industries, says major polluters should be taxed and jailed.

Martin O’Malley, state secretary of of the SA branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, made the statement addressing a pro-carbon tax rally in Adelaide last month, reported AdelaideNow.

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Carbon policy faces growing opposition

Julia Gillard’s proposal to introduce a carbon tax in July 2012, in order to curb emmisions and fight global warming, is coming under growing pressure from retailers and labour unions who fear it will push up food prices and reduce the country’s export competiveness.

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