Garnaut to update climate change review

The Australian Government has released the terms of reference commissioning Professor Ross Garnaut to update his 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review. Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Greg Combet, said the review update delivers on the commitment made to the Member for New England, Tony Windsor, following the Federal election. “The updated Garnaut review will […]

New roundtable on climate change

The Federal Government has announced the creation of a new non-government roundtable to provide advice on climate change policies. The roundtable will include leaders from across the community sector, including local government, unions, social services and environmental groups. It will provide advice to the Government on the introduction of a new carbon price, including issues […]

States are the ‘laboratory’ for climate change policy

By Angela Dorizas State governments should be the laboratory for climate change policies, leading climatologist Professor James Hansen has said. In an interview with Government News, Professor Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York, said state governments were well placed to test climate […]

Australia worst placed in clean energy world

Australia was the lowest ranked of the major industrialised countries in terms of its ability to prosper in a low carbon world. Image: iStock. By Angela Dorizas Australia is the worst placed industrialised nation to compete in a clean energy world, a new report has found. The report commissioned by the Climate Institute and European […]

Study backs 20 per cent renewable target

Once coupled with a renewable energy target (RET), the soon-to-be-introduced emissions trading scheme will enable a smooth transition to the carbon economy, a report has said. According to the report released by the Energy Supply Association of Australia, the Government-proposed 20 per cent RET by 2020 is expected to create the investment potential worth $36 […]


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