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Caltex pleads for free GHG permits and warns of disproportionate risk

The Australian refining industry could collapse without free permits, while making refiners liable for vehicle emissions imposes a financial risk "far out of proportion" to earnings, Caltex has warned. The company has based its concerns on a carbon price of A$40 to A$50 per tonne.

News in brief, November 9, 2007

Victorian coast strategy warns on sea level rise; Sydney Water sets out sewer access terms; Pilot coal-drying plant up and running; Federal department seeks legal advice on federal/state water laws; Flannery says price carbon at $50 a tonne (video link); Soot lands shipping company in court

News in brief, November 8, 2007

High Court rules licence variation invalid; Alcoa hit with million dollar legal bill; Turnbull and Garrett slug it out in Canberra debate; Tax carbon and abolish fuel tax, says Australian thinktank study; NYC mayor favours tax over trading

News in brief, November 7, 2007

GHG permits likely to be worth $105 billion over a decade; Gore sees 'limited role' for nuclear; EBA seeks clean energy pledges from major parties; Qenos signs major recycled water deal; SA sets out details of licence fee restructure.


Rudd promises 20% renewable energy target for 2020

A federal Labor government would use the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET) scheme to ensure at least 20% of Australia's electricity is generated from renewable sources by 2020, Labor announced today. It would then want MRET phased out from 2020.

News in brief, October 24, 2007

Vic minister warns of dangers of carbon price that's too low; IAG chief warns of government underspending on adaptation; CDP5 finds many Australian companies have emissions strategy in place, but GHG disclosure poor.



Parliament passes greenhouse reporting bill with changes

Parliament today passed legislation requiring larger greenhouse gas emitters to report their emissions and energy use from mid-2008 – but only after the government toned down a provision that will allow it to override reporting requirements in state and territory laws.

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