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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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Study: Industry Assistance In Australia Carbon Plan Wasteful

CANBERRA -(Dow Jones)- Government plans to shield major industries from the financial impact of a proposed emissions trading scheme in Australia are largely unnecessary and poorly-targeted, and would waste A$20 billion of taxpayers’ money, an independent study has found.

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Joyce dismisses Turnbull’s carbon plan

| Sourced From Theland.farmonline.com.au |

NATIONALS Senate leader Barnaby Joyce has dismissed the Opposition alternative to the Government’s emissions trading scheme, saying Labor won’t buy changes because it wants a double dissolution trigger.

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Australias Turnbull Says Government Arrogant on Carbon Plan

| Sourced From Bloomberg.com |

July 26 (Bloomberg) — Australian opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull said the government is guilty of

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  • Published: Mar 7th, 2009
  • Category: India
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Indian firms drop carbon trading plans in favor of renewable projects

| Sourced From Cleantech LLC |

The economic slowdown has reduced the price of carbon credits by 50 percent.

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Carbon plan has green setbacks

| Sourced From Sydney Morning Herald |

THE future of the national renewable energy program GreenPower is in doubt after big energy companies warned it might not be viable under the Federal Government’s planned emissions trading scheme.

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  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2008
  • Category: Canada
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Canada’s gov’t to consult with provinces on climate talks

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Reuters) – Canada’s environment minister said on Friday the federal government would give the country’s provinces a consultative role in any negotiations with the United States on a North American pact to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

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  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2008
  • Category: UK
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Carbon budgets welcome, but delivery details confusing says renewable energy industry

| Sourced From Renewable Energy Association – UK |

The renewable energy industry welcomes the tighter emissions reduction budgets proposed by the Climate Change Committee in todays report. But it questioned the wisdom of prescribing the delivery route in such detail.
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Metalworkers protest over CO2 plan

| Sourced From Euronews |

Thousands of metalworkers have converged on Brussels, demanding guarantees that their jobs will not be lost because of EU plans to tackle climate change. They maintain these measures, on top of the recession and a drop in car sales, will be too much to bear without specific safeguards. One protester said:

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Carbon capture and electric energy at centre of climate plans

| Sourced From Guardian UK |

Important decisions about the future of coal power in Britain are likely to be made today when the government’s climate change committee sets out plans to de-carbonise the economy.
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Carbon fight worth it, Australians say

|By Gerard McManus – Sourced From Herald Sun|

MOST Australians are prepared to pay more for energy to combat carbon pollution, despite the fallout from the global economic turmoil. And one in five voters is urging the Rudd Government to speed up plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme ahead of its 2010 timetable.
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Farmers in the dark on carbon plan impacts

Australian farmers are still no closer to understanding the full impacts of the Government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme on the agriculture sector following the release of the Treasury modelling, according to the National Farmers’ Federation.
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Families to be slugged A$360 a year for carbon emissions

FAMILIES will be slugged $360 extra a year in bills and food prices are expected to jump once the Federal Government introduces an emissions trading scheme.
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Rudd unveils small business package

The Federal Government says the tax office will work with small business to minimise the impact of the global economic crisis.
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Caltex says Australia carbon plan may threaten refineries

PERTH (Reuters) – Australia’s proposed carbon emissions trading scheme may threaten the viability of the country’s oil refining industry, Caltex Australia Ltd, the country’s biggest oil refiner, said on Thursday.

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