It’s far easier to see how the stock market is doing than it is to find out the global price of carbon. That has to change.
Climate bills in Australia and the US promise progress without carbon taxes or markets. Here’s why.
Renewed interest in nuclear energy will go nowhere unless we talk about carbon pricing. As energy minister Chris Bowen points out, nuclear is extremely expensive.
The 2022 election looms as the most important for Ontario’s environment in the modern era, and its impact may echo for generations to come.
Emissions trading systems are supposed to speed up decarbonisation, but they are not yet capable of doing so in practice.
The Australian Labor Party has options on emissions reduction targets, but it is still running scared from the best mechanism to achieve them.
The prime minister road-tested an avalanche of slogans on Wednesday, some of them clearly false.
We already have most technologies Australia needs to make the clean energy transition. What’s missing is a plan to deploy them at huge scale.
Clean energy innovation, giving up coal, cutting methane and getting China and India on board for net-zero can deliver progress at COP26.
A carbon tariff is a carbon tax applied to exports from countries such as Australian that don’t have one. Europe is planning to impose one.
Australia’s top economists say Australia can’t “free-ride”, allowing others to cut emissions while it gets the benefits.
While the outcome of the 2021 federal election offered little in the way of change, it may have left Canada better positioned to make progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.
Canadians are faced with an unwanted election that’s placed climate progress at unnecessary risk.
Despite sending Victorians into their fourth lockdown, the Andrews government retains a healthy lead in polling and is favoured to win the next election.
We’d lose coal exports but benefit from a lower Australian dollar.
In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the gravity of climate change and upheld the idea that Parliament has the authority to act on matters of “peace, order and good government.”
Both sides can make a case, but they might not get the chance.
It’s said the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. Let’s hope that’s not the case with Mathias Cormann’s climate stance when he joins the OECD.
For an orderly transition from fossil fuels, Australia needs a carbon price to replace its hodgepodge of clumsy government interventions.