• Australian Senate Rejects Cap-and-Trade For Second Time

    • Date: 02/12/09

    Bloomberg: Australia’s Senate rejected the government’s climate-change bill a second time, creating a possible election trigger and leaving Prime Minister Kevin Rudd empty-handed when he travels to Copenhagen this month. Senators voted 41 to 33 against the law, which included plans for a carbon trading system similar to one used in Europe. The failure concluded […]

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  • UK Investigation Into Multi-Billion Carbon Scam

    • Date: 01/12/09

    The Copenhagen Post: Denmark is the centre of a comprehensive tax scam involving CO2 quotas, in which the cheats exploit a so-called ‘VAT carrousel’, reports Ekstra Bladet newspaper. Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded […]

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  • Australia carbon laws in doubt, election possible

    • Date: 01/12/09

    Reuters: The Australian government’s plans to cut carbon emissions were headed for defeat in a hostile Senate after the elevation of a new opposition leader opposed to carbon trade laws, setting a trigger for an early 2010 election. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who met President Barack Obama on Monday in Washington, wants to take a […]

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  • Australia: Climate Revolt Topples Turnbull

    • Date: 01/12/09

    The Wall Street Journal: The Australian government’s closely watched plan to reduce carbon emissions is likely to be stalled until February, and possibly beyond, after the opposition’s newly elected leader vowed to block the scheme in the Australian Senate this week. The almost certain defeat or delay of the plan in Australia’s upper house means […]

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  • Australian Opposition Leader May Be Dumped Tuesday Over Climate Change Split

    • Date: 30/11/09

    Fox News: Australia’s opposition Liberal Party will vote Tuesday on whether to dump its leader who has lost the confidence of much of the party for backing a government climate change policy. The conservative Liberals have been in meltdown for the past week over the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) legislation drafted by Prime Minister […]

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  • Liberal Leadership Spat Risks Australian Climate Plan

    • Date: 30/11/09

    Australian opposition head Malcolm Turnbull faces the second challenge to his Liberal Party leadership in seven days in a stand-off that threatens to derail the nation’s plan to control emissions blamed for global warming. Party lawmakers will consider the leadership on Dec. 1, one day after the Senate reconvenes in a bid to pass climate-change […]

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