Browsing All posts tagged under »Pricing Carbon«

Ignore The New Obama Administration Report On Climate Change Action

July 30, 2014 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The Obama administration released Tuesday a new report warning that with accelerating climate change comes accelerating costs: Costs will increase by 40 percent each decade of inaction on climate change. The report fails to mention, however, that the administration’s climate policies come with much steeper price tags. Nor is there any […]

The Carbon Trading Money Tree

January 29, 2013 by


By Dr. Kelvin Kemm. PhD ~ The COP-18 environmental conference held in Doha has come and gone. In the wake of high expectations for a successor treaty, the Kyoto Protocol was extended, but only after bitter debate – and several countries have withdrawn from the process or signalled their intent to do so. Moreover, many […]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Carbon Scheme Faces Collapse

January 29, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The Gillard Government has hit Australia with a carbon tax of $23 a tonne. It predicts that when we switch to international carbon trading in 2015/16, the world price for carbon credits will be $29 a tonne. That now seems highly unlikely, given the collapse of the two main carbon trading […]

CO2 Tax Australia – The Carbon Tax Just Became Another Damaging Tax Grab

August 29, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Henry Ergas on the cost of the latest Gillard Government backtrack – dropping the $15 a tonne floor price on carbon permits: But even if the carbon price falls to only $10, and then rises after that by 4 per cent in real terms annually, the commonwealth’s fiscal position during the […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Carbon Tax Changed Already To Limit Damage

August 28, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Climate Change Minister Greg Combet today proved the carbon tax was not thought through and needs dramatic revision just two months after it was introduced. The change is to stop the worst of the damage, but it makes the tax even more useless. When the carbon price switches to emissions […]

CO2 Australia – Why Is Gillard’s Tax Three Times Higher Than Anywhere Else?

April 4, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ A new low is reached: Carbon prices, called EU allowances, touched a record low of 6.05 euros a tonne in early trading on Tuesday, extending Monday’s 11 percent drop. They later recovered to 6.31 euros, still well below the level needed to spur green investment. Which means Europe’s carbon price “recovered” […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Running Out Of Ways To Sell Their “Carbon” Poison

March 9, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ What a desperate and transparent trick to bribe voters into supporting an utterly useless and job-killing tax: The carbon tax will help pay for an ambitious scheme to connect great swathes of the Australian landscape and protect endangered species, under a proposal before the government… It is expected any wildlife corridor […]

CO2 Tax Australia – National Interest Says $23 Is Too High. Pure Politics Says It Can’t Be

March 8, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Any sane economist knows the Gillard Government’s carbon tax is set way too high. Only politics stops the Government from admitting it, too – and saving the economy: KEY business backers of carbon pricing have called on the government to amend the carbon tax legislation to cut the price from $23 […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Gillard’s Set-To-Collapse Tax Won’t Drive Change

March 7, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Economist Warwick McKibbon says the Australian Government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard has set the carbon price so high to start with, and it will fall so low later, that it will be all pain for no gain: The starting price of $23 per tonne of CO2 was partly based […]

CO2 Tax Australia – A $4 Billion Tax On Your Power Bills

February 29, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Bottom line: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax will next year add $4 billion to power prices – or slash the value of power stations accordingly: ELECTRICITY generators have warned that they face a cashflow crunch of hundreds of millions of dollars to buy carbon tax permits as the latest […]

CO2 Tax Australia – If This Is The Least Cost, Swan Needs A New Calculator

February 10, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ (The Wayne Swan mentioned here is the Federal Treasurer of Australia. The equivalent position in the U.S. is The Secretary Of The Treasury…..TonyfromOz.) Not least cost, and not just market mechanisms either: Least cost. Wayne Swan on ABC TV’s 7.30 on Tuesday: THE most cost-effective, least-cost way of dealing with dangerous […]

CO2 Tax Australia – The Great Offsets Scam Begins

November 10, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Most of Australia’s  Gillard Government’s planned cuts to our emissions actually involves paying foreigners to cut their own. From 2020, we’ll be spending more than $3 billion a year on foreign carbon credits, rising to an astonishing $57 billion a year by 2050, according to Treasury modelling. If you think this is […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Combet Fudges On How Many Billions He’ll Force Us To Send Overseas

November 9, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Climate Change Minister Greg Combet at first refuses to admit that most of the planned cuts to our emissions by 2020 are not cuts at all – but offsets bought by sending our billions overseas to foreign schemes: CHRIS UHLMANN: Will it cut Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions? GREG COMBET: Yes it will. […]

CO2 Tax Australia – A Useless Tax That Will Increase Emissions But Cut Jobs

November 8, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt This is a useless tax that will only export jobs to China: A CHEMICAL company in Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s electorate said it would shelve a $1 billion expansion because of the carbon tax. With the $23 a tonne tax set to be approved by the senate tomorrow, Coogee Chemicals said it […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Don’t Bank On This Tax

October 14, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Tony Abbott gives fair warning – which might help to limit the compensation claims afterwards: Opposition Leader in the Australian Parliament Tony Abbott has warned businesses not to buy future-dated emissions permits under the Gillard government’s carbon tax scheme, in a threat branded “reckless” by Labor. Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Labor Government Dancing On Their Own Grave

October 13, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Labor politicians yesterday held a celebration in Parliament over the carbon dioxide tax that can only infuriate the electorate they deceived: Father of two Craig Flanigan, who has worked at the Hazelwood power plant for 24 years, said workers were sickened to see footage of politicians celebrating the successful vote in the […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Promise Broken, Promise Made

October 12, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Julia Gillard promised at the last election that “there will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”. This morning: The government’s carbon tax package was passed 74 votes to 72, with applause from the government benches as legislation was passed with the support of independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott, […]

Britain Thinks Twice About What Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard Recommends

October 10, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Richard North, author of Scared to Death: Rather overshadowed by events at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester last week was a line in George Osborne’s speech which could mark the start of a long overdue political transformation in Britain. The Chancellor acknowledged that a decade of environmental laws had been piling […]

CO2 Tax Australia – How China Has Conned Prime Minister Julia Gillard

September 19, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt John Lee on China’s carbon con: Julia Gillard, Greens leader Bob Brown and climate-change adviser Ross Garnaut have argued China’s can-do green example ought to be our inspiration. But … its pro-green credentials are a mirage. There is superficial evidence that China takes climate change seriously. Its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) claims […]

CO2 Tax Australia – The Labor Government Way: No Mandate, No Repeal

September 17, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt The Gillard Government is imposing a tax it promised it wouldn’t give us, in a way that makes it almost impossible to remove: As incoming PM, Abbott …would need to replace an economy-wide scheme that priced carbon, treated emission permits as a property right, granted tax cuts and transfer payments as compensation […]

Australian Labor Government’s Choice: Dump Gillard Now, Or Suffer Her Tax Later

September 10, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Peter van Onselen is right, which may explain why Julia Gillard is rushing to have her carbon dioxide tax passed in early October: ...passing the carbon tax closes the door on a range of leadership contenders taking over from Gillard to give Labor a better chance at the next election. The only […]

U.S. In No Mood To Follow Australia’s Useless Lead

September 3, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Is anyone still claiming the United States, inspired by Australia’s noble sacrifice, will hit its own economy with a carbon dioxide tax or emissions trading, too? Alan RM Jones lays out a few new home truths: The (US) job market hit a wall in August, signaling economic stagnation as government retrenches and […]

Prime Minister Gillard’s CO2 Tax Will Make Us Happier

August 29, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Do people still believe this stuff? If we don’t start tackling climate change, Australians will be increasingly depressed, anxious or stressed…. and more prone to substance abuse, a new report says. The report, A Climate of Suffering: The Real Cost of Living with Inaction on Climate Change, draws on the work of […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Gillard’s $650 Billion Giveaway

August 26, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt The Gillard Government can’t possibly be serious: AUSTRALIAN businesses and households will have to send about $650 billion overseas between 2020 and 2050 to buy permission to keep some of our coal-fired power stations and other industries operating. This staggering cost is indicated in the fine print of the Treasury modelling of […]