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LABORS latest consultation group will examine the potential land sector benefits and opportunities available under a carbon pricing mechanism, through the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

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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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  • Published: May 3rd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Northwest Carbon Pricing Conference

The speakers are a genuinely heterodox group of Northwest leaders who are taking seriously the challenge of addressing carbon in a systematic and economically rational way. Among others, you’ll hear from:

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Leading ladies to talk carbon tax

TWO of the world’s most powerful women will sit down today to discuss the Federal Government’s controversial plans to tax carbon.

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Report: Eastern Europe must embrace carbon pricing

Effective carbon pricing is the most effective way of incentivising the private sector in countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to invest in energy efficiency and low-carbon technology.

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Australia’s ‘tail cannot wag the world’s dog on carbon pricing’

LABOR’S claim that China, the US and other nations will follow Australia’s lead on carbon pricing is ridiculous, a business leader says.

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Farmer unease unabated on carbon tax

DESPITE the commitment to excluding agricultures direct emissions from its carbon tax, the National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that it continues to be extremely concerned about the Governments emerging carbon policy plans.

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Farming’s carbon fears

FEARS are mounting agriculture will eventually be included in Labor’s proposed carbon trading scheme, after the government’s chief climate change advisor, Ross Garnaut, flagged its inclusion when releasing his sixth and final report on the tax system last week.

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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Singapore: Carbon Market in Singapore

In conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week (21 October

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A Real-World Example of Carbon Pricing Benefits Outweighing Costs

The key obstacle to putting a price on carbon emissions in the USA is the fairly widespread myth that it will result in ballooning energy bills and cripple the economy. These myths perservere despite the fact that economic studies consistently find that the costs of carbon pricing proposals are very minimal, and the benefits consistently outweigh the costs several times over.

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IT essential to carbon emissions debate: AIIA

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has weighed in on the debate on carbon pricing with its chief executive, Ian Birks, stating that the IT industry will play a critical role in the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Australian Greens Say No To Compo For Big Carbon Polluters

Superannuation and fund manager CEOs push for carbon price certainty

| Sourced From Theaustralian |

NINE chief executives from Australia’s top superannuation funds and fund managers have formed a panel to push for greater certainty on carbon pricing.

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Opinion: Want to stop climate change? Move beyond carbon pricing

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Leigh Ewbank writes: Its time for the government and climate change advocates to stop obsessing over carbon pricing and get behind an investment-centred climate policy.

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Absolute carbon corrupts absolutely

| Sourced From ABC |

The resource industries wield enormous power in Australia and their opposition to action on human-induced climate change is well documented.

At virtually every turn in the tortuous path of climate reform over the last two decades, resource interests have prevailed without regard to the increasing risk of catastrophic climate impacts. Gradually, as the evidence has mounted, outright denial has given way publicly to grudging lip service to the need for action, whilst privately delaying tactics continue.

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Press Release: ReportsandReports – Carbon Trading and the Effect of the Copenhagen Agreement: Technical Options and Economic Drivers to a Low Carbon Future

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Dallas, TX — (SBWIRE) — 09/30/2010 — The reduction of global carbon emissions is now widely regarded as paramount if the world is to avoid major negative consequences throughout the course of the next century. Current levels of c. 380 parts per million (ppm), represent both a record high and an unprecedentedly rapid rise (by 30 ppm in just 17 years). To avoid adverse consequences

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Carbon pricing will create jobs: report

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B.C.’s carbon tax is frequently assaulted by the charge that it will kill jobs and cripple B.C.’s economy. That claim is challenged by a new report which suggests that carbon pricing will both create jobs and stimulate the economy.

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Business group has misgivings about carbon plans

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SOUTHWEST: Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has urged all state governments to avoid rushing to act on carbon emissions as it will have a significant negative impact on business profitability and economic growth.

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Pipeline sector ready to accept carbon levy

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CARBON pricing is set to reclaim the political agenda in the new green-tinged federal parliament.

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  • Published: Jul 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Beyond Carbon Legislation: Energy Transition

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“I felt a great disturbance in the Force… as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.” –Obi-Wan Kenobi

The death of the climate bill yesterday struck the Climateers like a wet, oil-soaked dead dolphin to the face.

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  • Published: Jul 15th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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A new tool in addressing CanadaĆ¢

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With Canada having hosted the G8/G20, much needed attention should now be given to a number of challenges facing the Canadian economy in the coming years. The first is our woeful productivity performance, and the second is climate change.

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  • Published: Jul 4th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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UPDATE 3-Obama, senators discuss energy bill, no consensus

* Kerry says willing to ‘scale back’ energy bill

* Lieberman sees willingness to work on carbon pricing

* White House says confident of movement this year

* Consensus still eludes senators (Adds analyst comment in paragraph 12)

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged lawmakers to put a price on carbon pollution in an upcoming Senate energy bill, but a meeting at the White House ended with no consensus, according to some senators and congressional aides.

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  • Published: Jul 3rd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Obama Pressing for Price on Carbon Pollution, Senators Say

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June 29 (Bloomberg) — Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman said President Barack Obama still wants legislation that would make companies pay a price for releasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Is A Carbon Tax Actually Good for the Economy?

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Ever since Obama made his poorly received (by pundits at least) Punish BP/Energy Independence White House address last week there has been a lot of talk that a carbon tax, especially a cap-and-trade one, could be dead. Many read the fact that the President didn’t mention it in his speech as a sign that he was caving to Republicans on environmental reform and giving up his plan to tax polluters. Marc Ambinder over at the Atlantic says you should think of Cap-and-Trade as the public option of the energy bill.

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