With rising emissions Australia applies Kyoto credits to meet 2020 #climate target reports @takvera

The latest analysis from Reputex energy consultancy shows that Australia will not meet our 2020 emissions reduction target, except by using carry over credits from the Kyoto Protocol first commitment period (2008-2012). Reputex highlights that the Government’s own figures indicate Australia will continue on a new upward emissions trajectory, with forecast growth of 6 per cent to 2020, despite current climate policy. The market report by Reputex estimates emissions growing to 4 per cent above 2000 levels by 2020 and that trend continuing with Australian emissions unlikely to peak before 2030. The growth of our emissions is the opposite to most developed economies. RepuTex executive director Hugh Grossman said the […]

ABBOTT says yes to 11 of the IPA’s 100 radical ideas, so far

Be like Gough: 75 (+25)  radical ideas to transform Australia IPA REVIEW ARTICLE by John Roskam, Chris Berg and James Paterson If Tony Abbott wants to leave a lasting impact – and secure his place in history – he needs to take his inspiration from Australia’s most left-wing prime minister. No prime minister changed Australia more than Gough Whitlam. The key is that he did it in less than three years. In a flurry of frantic activity, Whitlam established universal healthcare, effectively nationalised higher education with free tuition, and massively increased public sector salaries. He more than doubled the size of cabinet from 12 ministers to 27. He enacted an ambitious cultural agenda that […]