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Abolishing the carbon price costs about $6 billion a year. As Ross Garnaut has pointed out, the carbon price wasn't just a sound environmental policy; it was also an important fiscal policy.
by Andrew Leigh - 19/08/2014 - 8 comments
Very few scientists are in any real sense across 'science' as a whole. Science has become so large there are millions of experts, but they are expert only in a minuscule part.
by Don Aitkin - 19/08/2014 - 5 comments
This isn't science, and it isn't good journalism. But it is a good example of juvenile special pleading.
by Don Aitkin - 15/08/2014 - 20 comments
How should Australia manage radioactive waste? The short answer is that there is no obvious approach − hence the need for an independent Commission of Inquiry.
by Jim Green - 12/08/2014 - 11 comments
Although it has lost some of the status it once had, the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change is still a formidable body, and acts as a dead weight on attempts to change the nature of the 'climate change' debate.
by Don Aitkin - 8/08/2014 - 93 comments
Unsustainable logging practices are destroying Victoria's native forests. They are being mismanaged because the importance of the natural environment is drastically undervalued.
by Matthew Lincoln - 8/08/2014 - 11 comments
There are now more Australians employed in our solar industry than in our coal-fired power stations, while jobs in the Australian renewable energy sector have tripled in recent years to almost 30,000.
by Lisa Singh - 7/08/2014 - 9 comments
As the Pacific Islands Forum kicks off in Palau I hope our Pacific neighbours understand that Warren Truss and Brett Mason do not speak for all Australians when they outline our government's response to climate change.
Doomsday predictions of civilization having to survive without electricity, or planes being grounded, are one thing, but petroleum is a heavy component of many more industries than that.
by Chris Dalby - 31/07/2014 - 2 comments
All consumers should be free to use solar energy in their own way at their own cost.
by Viv Forbes - 25/07/2014 - 34 comments
The evidence continues to mount that carbon dioxide is not, after all, the control knob of the planet's temperature.
by Don Aitkin - 22/07/2014 - 94 comments
This technology has changed the way we think about the Permian Basin, once the darling of American oil production and then lost in the shadow of Eagle Ford and Bakken.
by James Stafford - 18/07/2014 - 4 comments

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