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Kennedy Graham questions the Minister for climate change issues on New Zealand Units

Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM (Green) to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: How did he meet his obligations under the Climate Change Response Act 2002 to maintain the proper functioning of the ETS when he directed the issuing of 30 million additional New Zealand Units?

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Govt's diluted ETS branded 'ecocide'

The National-led Government has been "charged" with ecocide for passing a law which watered down New Zealand's obligations to reduce carbon emissions. The final reading of a bill which amended the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) drew impassioned speeches from MPs, in particular Green Party climate change spokesman Kennedy Graham.
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Carbon tax passes the Australian Senate

'Green letter day'

The Federal Government's controversial climate legislation has passed the Senate 36-32 and will now become law from mid-next year.

From July 2012, polluting industries will pay $23 per tonne of carbon emissions and households will be compensated for extra costs through tax cuts and increased benefits.

 

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Historic passage of the carbon pricing legislation through the Australian Senate

When - Tuesday, 8 November 11:00am - 12:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard time) – check here for when this is in your timezone

Where - The Senate, Australian Parliament House, Canberra – watch the live webcast

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Australian House of Representatives votes to support the Clean Energy Future bills

Australian House of Representatives votes to support the Clean Energy Future bills

Spokesperson Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Adam Bandt MP

Wednesday 12th October 2011, 11:35am

The House of Representatives vote to support the Clean Energy Future bills negotiated by the Greens, the government and independent MPs is a vital step towards tackling the climate crisis and building a cleaner, healthier Australia.

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China May Surpass U.S. Per Capita Carbon Emission Levels By 2017

A new report form the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency says that China's per capita carbon emissions are rising at such a pace that the country could reach, or even surpass, U.S. levels by 2017.

The report states that China's per capita carbon emission were at 2.2 tons in 1990, but have since risen to 6.8 tons.  That amount is about equal with Italy and more than France.  During that same time frame, U.S. per capita emissions have dropped from 19.7 tons to 16.9 tons.

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Greens Flex New Muscles in Australian Parliament

SYDNEY — Make no mistake: It was Prime Minister Julia Gillard standing center stage as she unveiled her government’s controversial emissions reductions proposal. Ms. Gillard has pinned her political future, and her Labor Party’s near-term hopes, on getting the deal to tax big polluters through Parliament.

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