A letter by Isabel Higgins

Our technological advance across time is truly awesome. Our creativity and intelligence has taken us from walking on barefoot to flying in jet aeroplanes and projecting our ideas around the planet via satellite. But nonetheless we seem unable to realise that this is an inevitable progression. Our problem is that we can’t visualise the changes…

Renewable Energy Target should be strengthened

BY: Bob Hill Any day now the Federal government’s committee is expected to bring down its recommendations concerning the Renewable Energy Target (RET) – its very carefully chosen committee, including climate sceptics and opponents of government support for renewable energy, No guessing what it will recommend! A recent study commissioned by the Climate Institute and…

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Ethinvest – Shareholder Advocacy 2013-2014

Ethinvest’s “Shareholder Advocacy 2013-2014” report. “In 2013 and 2014 Ethinvest continued to build momentum on a range of initiatives to improve the environmental and social performance of Australian listed companies.” Includes: BHP Billiton, Climate Change & Ian Dunlop “In my view, the greatest challenge the world, and BHP Billiton, now faces is global warming caused…

Health experts’ plea to the PM

Australia’s highest profile medics and health experts have penned an open letter to our Prime Minister appealing to him to reinstate climate change onto the agenda for the G20 meeting in Brisbane later this year. The likes of Peter Doherty, Gustav Nossal and Fiona Stanley have warned of serious health consequences as a result of climate change…

Spin or wind win?

With all the talk about renewable energy around this week you’d get the feeling that there might be a bit of a revolution underway. The NSW Government tells us this week it wants the renewable energy industry to take off. But given what is being put in place one wonders if there might just be…

A BIG MISTAKE, and here’s why

Repeal of the carbon tax is a big mistake, which will destroy the central feature of Australia’s climate policy and lead to continuing uncertainty for business and policy-makers. We have gone from being a leader to laggard, from ‘lifter’ to ‘leaner’ on climate policy. We have gone from having one of the best climate schemes…

On the carbon tax repeal

Our Prime Minister has been like an obnoxious kid in a supermarket constantly nagging for chips & soft drink. His parent knows it’s not healthy and to give in is not in the interests of the child. The only way you can shut the brat up though is by giving in and hoping that there…