• Climate Issue Could Hurt Or Help Labour Down Under

    • Date: 17/07/10

    Climate change is set to be a big issue at the 2010 poll – but it’s not clear whether it will hurt or help Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s chances. The issue was central to the 2007 election and helped deliver a win to Labor. Times have changed. Global warming has been one of the toughest […]

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  • Eastern Europe Struggling To Meet EU Climate Targets

    • Date: 16/07/10

    The EU’s Eastern European newcomers, who still need to catch up with the rest of the Union in terms of economic and social development, face an uphill battle to attain the ‘climate targets’ laid out in the bloc’s ‘Europe 2020’ strategy, a round-up of articles from the EurActiv media network reveals. The EU has adopted […]

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  • Green Retreat: Why Climate-Realists Are Winning The Argument & The Public

    • Date: 12/07/10

    Just three years ago the politics of global warming was enjoying its golden moment. The release in 2006 of Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, had riveted global audiences with its predictions of New York and Miami under 20 feet of water. Within 12 months, leading politicians with real power were on board. Germany’s […]

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  • Australian Government Split Over Climate Policy

    • Date: 11/07/10

    THE Gillard government’s approach to building community consensus on climate change and bringing back its shelved emissions trading scheme is ”very much contested”, insiders said before a crucial cabinet meeting tomorrow. Government sources said yesterday that while new policies on energy efficiency and renewable energy should emerge from the meeting, there is still debate about […]

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  • Billion-Dollar Green Car Scheme Flops

    • Date: 10/07/10

    THE [Australian] government’s billion-dollar green car scheme has stalled on the starting grid. The first subsidised project, Toyota’s locally built hybrid, is selling well below expectations despite a booming vehicle market. The Hybrid Camry, which began rolling off its Melbourne assembly lines six months ago, was expected to attract 10,000 buyers this year, but fewer […]

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  • Climate Change ‘Not Relevant’ to Most Africans

    • Date: 09/07/10

    Johannesburg — CLIMATE change has no special relevance to SA in the eyes of many South Africans, and it is perceived as an issue only the wealthy can afford to worry about, according to research conducted by the BBC World Service Trust and the British Council. However, research generally shows that although African citizens are […]

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  • Aussie Delay: Emissions Trading Off Agenda Until 2013

    • Date: 09/07/10

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she will not revive the Government’s emissions trading scheme until at least 2013. Ms Gillard has indicated she will revise Labor’s climate change policy before the election, and ruled out a carbon tax as an interim measure. She says the Government will stick with its intention of reviewing global progress […]

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  • Australia’s Green Loans Fiasco

    • Date: 08/07/10

    Climate Change Minister Penny Wong is to dump the Government’s Green Loans scheme, after three scathing independent reports exposed extensive mismanagement. The scheme was aimed at making it more affordable for Australians to make their homes more energy efficient. The reports found widespread lack of compliance with government regulations on procurement, absence of effective program […]

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