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All major parties now ready to solve renewable energy issues

04 February, 2010

The Clean Energy Council has warned that specific measures in the Coalition’s new climate change policy, to assist some clean energy technologies, will not work unless the national Renewable Energy Target is fixed.


CPRS defeated again

07 December, 2009

It came as no surprise last week that the Labor government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) was defeated for the second time in the Senate. Under the new coalition rule of Tony Abbott, only two liberal senators crossed the floor and voted with their opposition for the ETS legislation - they were Senators Sue Boyce and Judith Troeth. At 33 votes for to 41 against, their votes were not enough to pass the bill.


ETS defeated

03 December, 2009

It came as no surprise today that the Labor government’s emissions trading scheme was defeated for the second time in the Senate. Under the new coalition rule of Tony Abbott, only two liberal senators crossed the floor and voted for the ETS legislation. They were Senators Sue Boyce and Judith Troeth. At 33 votes for to 41 against, their votes were not enough. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Matthew Warren said the defeat was a lost chance to start the transition to a low-carbon economy.


E-waste solution and action

06 November, 2009

In a national first, a new waste policy and recycling schemes for TVs, computers and tyres was endorsed by environment ministers at the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) meeting in Perth on 5 November.


Legislation strengthens future of automotive industry

17 September, 2009

The Rudd government today welcomed the passage through Parliament of a key component of its $6.2 billion New Car Plan for a Greener Future - the Automotive Transformation Scheme Bill 2009.


RET legislation passed

21 August, 2009

The Senate has passed the federal government's renewable energy target legislation.

 

 

 


RET scheme closer to reality

18 August, 2009

The Renewable Energy Target scheme has been decoupled from the defeated Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and the bill was passed in the House of Representatives on Monday night. The Senate will vote on the bill before the end of the week.


ETS defeated today

13 August, 2009

As expected, federal parliament has voted against the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) today. Senator Wong said it will be brought back into parliament before the end of the year. If defeated again, this could trigger an election.


Consultation on computer and TV recycling begins

22 July, 2009

The Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett, in his capacity as Chair of the Environment, Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC), has called for comment on a national approach to dealing with computer and television waste.


Vote on Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme delayed

30 June, 2009

The vote on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) legislation has been delayed by the Senate till 13 August.


RET draft legislation

16 June, 2009

The government has released exposure draft legislation for the expanded Renewable Energy Target (RET) which will allow for the creation of 'Solar Credits' for small-scale solar, wind and hydro systems installed from 9 June 2009.


Environment groups unite to oppose emissions trading legislation

12 June, 2009

A series of compromises by the federal government on its pre-election commitment to take strong action on climate change has led to national and peak state-based environment organisations today uniting in opposition to the proposed emissions trading legislation.


Legacy Emissions removed from landfill

19 May, 2009

SITA welcomes the announcement that the federal government has removed Legacy Emissions caused by waste landfills from the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS).


Australia's CPRS now delayed

05 May, 2009

The Australian Federal Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) was changed yesterday in response to pressure from businesses affected by the recession. It will now be delayed by one year to be phased in from July 2011. Other changes included: improved compensation for heavy polluters and trade-exposed industries; the price of carbon will now be fixed at $10, reduced from $20; and the rate of greenhouse gas reduction required will be 25% of 2000 levels by 2020, if the world agrees.


Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme 'flawed'

24 April, 2009

Caltex supports an emissions trading scheme but says proposed CPRS is flawed.


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