Month: May 2009

Economic impacts of carbon pricing

How much extra will putting a price on carbon add to the household power bill?The result of course depends on what price is set for carbon by the Federal Government. Currently this is $10 per tonne, although a recent report suggests the price is not expected to remain...

Prince Charles is a greenie!

There may not be a huge number of royalists in the Australian environmental movement (although as an issue, the environment cuts across party lines). But when establishment figures like Prince Charles urge action on climate change, I think two things happen. First,...

Cap & trade: Carbon tax or wealth transfer?

Excerpt from this article by Sean Casten:”It’s an article of faith that cap-and-trade will raise our energy costs, but it’s not necessarily true.The ubiquity of this faith makes clear that the Smart People who write, talk, and vote about CO2 policy don’t really...

New web site about economics of climate change

Excerpt from a Dot Earth post:***************************************************************************There’s a new star out there in the online constellation of viewpoints, a Web site called RealClimateEconomics.org. [ … ] The people involved with the new...

More on green jobs

Excerpt from AAP story:*************************************************************************** … Hoping to create a global carbon market, the organisers of a world business summit on climate change said 2 million new jobs would be created in the US alone if...