Greg Combet

Coal

The future of coal

Friday, 29 April 2011

The coal industry is fighting the Gillard government's proposed carbon price. Coal is a major export earner but concerns are being raised about its impact on health and its contribution to climate change. Some analysts have even written coal off altogether.

railway change

The politics of carbon

Friday, 15 April 2011

This week marked a turning point in the debate around the proposed carbon price with the government declaring that Australians will be better off when compensation for price rises is distributed. It has changed the politics around the debate. But with a massive compensation scheme, there is little incentive for the big polluters to scale back emissions.

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