Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMRenewable energy and clean-burning natural gas are the basis of a new strategy the world needs to create a cleaner and more secure future. [News Source]
New priorities for our energy future.
China waves its little green book.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMMost developing countries stubbornly resist western admonitions on the need to cut carbon emissions. Until recently, that included China, but signs suggest a cultural revolution is afoot in its attitude to climate change policy. [News Source]
Nick Xenophon to support Labor’s renewable energy target.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMIndependent Senator Nick Xenophon will support the Rudd government's renewable energy target now Labor has separated it from its emissions trading scheme. [News Source]
Australia takes steps to move toward caps on emissions.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMThe government announced interim measures that could ensure swift passage of laws setting a mandatory renewable-energy target for the country, despite the failure of a related bid to cap greenhouse-gas emissions. [News Source]
Tug of war on green energy demands.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMThe Federal Government is facing competing demands from the Coalition and the Australian Greens as it tries to negotiate its renewable energy targets through Parliament. [News Source]
Most Aussies back PM on climate.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMMost Australians want the Government to push ahead with its plan to cut greenhouse gases, even if this means calling a snap election to overcome parliamentary opposition to it. [News Source]
Emissions trading scheme won’t lift grocery prices: Combet.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMThe government has rejected claims grocery prices will rise by up to seven per cent under its planned emissions trading scheme. [News Source]
Government backdown on renewable energy bill.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMLabor has backed down on its hard line on emissions trading and will split the legislation allowing a vote on its renewable energy target as early as this week. [News Source]
India opposes linking trade with emission caps.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMThwarting yet another attempt by the developed world to force countries to accept legally binding emission caps, India has expressed its objections to linking trade with climate change. [News Source]
China study urges greenhouse gas peak in 2030.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMChina should set firm targets to limit greenhouse gas emissions so they peak around 2030, a new study by some of the nation's top climate change policy advisers has proposed ahead of key talks on a new global warming pact. [News Source]
Plan to cope with climate change on Reef.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AMA new strategy has been launched to cope with the single biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef - climate change - and protect Australia's $5 billion reef tourism industry. [News Source]