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An emissions trading scheme would be cheaper and more effective than Labor’s 50% renewables goal or the government’s Direct Action policy, Paul Hyslop saysThe author of the $60bn price tag for Bill Shorten’s new renewable energy goal – cited by Tony Abbott as proof the scheme is unaffordable – says an emissions trading scheme like the one the Coalition abolished would be more cost-effective than either the coalition’s “Direct Action” plan or Labor’s new goal
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-07-27 04:42:34
As the PM ramps up attack on Labor’s promised emissions trading scheme, the communications minister admits all emission reduction policies come at a cost Malcolm Turnbull has cut through the slogans and semantics dominating the climate policy debate – pointing out that all policies to push low-emission electricity generation come at a cost to households, including the ones the government supports, and that the cost of renewables is falling
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2015-07-26 22:23:18
Saturday, July 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Trade minister confirms Clean Energy Finance Corporation will no longer invest in wind projects, but disputes report that Greg Hunt was outmaneuveredThe federal government has ordered the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) not to make any future investments in wind power, instead focussing on “emerging technologies”, trade minister Andrew Robb has confirmed
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2015-07-11 20:12:34
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - Regulatory uncertainty and a lack of transparency have left trade on China's seven pilot carbon exchanges in the doldrums, which could undermine efforts to cut the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.









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2015-07-01 05:31:47
Friday, June 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Queensland premier visits Pentagon in trade mission to US and says navy’s goal to shift to renewable energy could aid industry at homeThe US navy could help create a thriving biofuels industry in regional Queensland, the state’s premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says.
Palaszczuk visited the Pentagon in Washington DC as part of her first trade mission as premier, where she met the navy’s top brass
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2015-06-12 22:55:51
Saturday, May 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS), the bloc's flagship policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, to become a global system.
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2015-05-16 10:00:33
Sunday, May 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Solar Trade Association calls on Conservative government to invest in Britain’s power infrastructure to protect low-carbon projectsBritain’s antiquated electricity grid is stopping renewable energy projects connecting to the system, threatening the country’s prospects for a low-carbon future, the solar power industry’s trade body has warned
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2015-05-10 08:32:44
Thursday, May 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Support among Germans for a Europe-U.S. free trade deal has fallen sharply over the past year with many in Europe's biggest economy worrying about its impact on food standards, auto safety and the environment, a new opinion poll released on Thursday showed.
UKReuters via Reuters
2015-05-07 05:12:27
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
But solar trade body warns that installation rates across the continent have fallen sharply as governments cut subsidies, reports BusinessGreenThe UK installed more new solar power capacity than any other European country last year and is on track to retain its top-ranking position this year, due to a rush to complete projects ahead of deep cuts to subsidies at the start of this month
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2015-04-28 04:32:48
Friday, April 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - The rise of renewable energy is delivering a boost to Europe's declining power market as traders get busy in short term deals to juggle unpredictable supplies of wind and solar.
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2015-04-17 06:26:08
Friday, April 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with clean energy biomass stoves, tea-sellers in India's western city of Nashik are becoming unlikely heroes in the country's battle against indoor air pollution by not only using the wood-fuelled stoves for their trade but also selling them.
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Monday, April 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario will join a cap-and-trade market set up by Quebec and California to reduce carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate change, provincial Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Monday.






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2015-04-13 13:00:28
Sunday, April 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Palm prices will likely trade between 2,100 ringgit ($573) and 2,300 ringgit until May, leading vegetable oil analyst Dorab Mistry said on Monday, cutting an earlier estimate by as much as 16 percent due to poor demand and slow take-up for biofuels. Malaysian palm prices, which set the tone for global prices, have fallen more than 6 percent this year as record harvests of rival oilseeds and weak
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2015-04-12 20:30:05