Posts tagged ‘Wayne Swan’

June 9, 2011

Twitcher’s guide to Australian climate megafauna

Can I justify the two and a half hours it took to put this together? No. Is it full of obscure jokes and cod-Latin. Yes.
Will I put up a bit of an explanation of who all these guys are? Possibly.
Selection criteria were – all of the Climate Commissioners, the 7 MPCCCers and various other folk who seemed important (but then, what do I know?). 6 women, 24 Anglos. Oh dear. Other suggestions welcome…

June 6, 2011

Info from Australian Financial Review

The “Australian Financial Review” is by far the least-worst newspaper in Australia. Here is the info I picked up from today’s edition.

Treasurer Wayne Swan is talking at the National Press Club on Tuesday 7th June. He will unveil new Treasury modelling that purports to show a carbon price will result in three times as much low-emissions (yeah, sort of) gas-fired electricity generation… by 2050. No, no rush, is there.

The climate change subcommittee of federal cabinet meeting weekly. To full cabinet in next couple of weeks for final negotiating position to got to Multi-Party Climate Change Committee.

A Department of Climate Change report has been released that nationally between 27 and 35 thousand kilometres of roads and rail are at risk from flooding and shoreline erosion. Queensland and Western Australia in the firing line.

Oh, and China admits environment “very grave”
Ian Johnson (NYT)
China’s three decades of rapid economic growth have left it with a “very grave” environmental situation even as it tries to move away from a strategy of development at all costs.

June 4, 2011

MPCCC bluffer’s guide

I don’t know if this will be of use to anyone else, but it was most certainly useful to me. I should not have claimed any special insight into the workings of the members’ minds re: a price on carbon, but I’m going on the basis of their public pronouncements, where I know them.

Comments (other than from the trolls who want to say it’s a GIGANTIC HOAX and MAD BAD POINTLESS TAX – you know who you are.)

UPDATE: 22nd June. I was, gasp, wrong. Rob Oakeshott seems not to be a $40 per tonner. Monday 20th’s AFR has him muttering about $15 in the short-term…