This from AAP via Indaily
MORE than 50 companies including GE, AGL and The Body Shop have signed a statement backing a price on carbon.
The federal government will on Sunday outline its emissions trading scheme (ETS), including a fixed price on carbon from July 1, 2012, household and industry assistance and funding for low emissions technology.
The companies representing the infrastructure, energy, technology and retail sectors say a carbon price, with “cost-effective complementary measures”, is critical to cutting emissions and ensuring Australia remains globally competitive as the rest of the world reduces emissions.
They have also launched a website, Businesses for a Clean Economy (www.b4ce.com.au), out of concern that many businesses are not getting a say in the carbon price debate.