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Entries from April 27th, 2010

Labor and climate change: stubborn, unprincipled, leadership failure

April 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

In 2007 Kevin Rudd and Labor made climate change legislation the centre-piece of their campaign. They introduced a profoundly inadequate bill, acted as if nobody else had anything to say on the matter, went off in a huff when they couldn’t pass it, and then refused an overture by the Greens for an interim carbon [...]

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April 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

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Perverse (dis)incentives

April 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

Below is the Jiangsu Meilan Chemical Company, Taozhou City, China. The refrigerant HFC-22 produced here has a by-product, HFC-23, one of the most powerful greenhouse gases known (11,700 times greater warming effect than carbon dioxide).  Under the Kyoto Protocol, the company receives credits for the destruction of this gas, which has been occurring for three [...]

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