As I mentioned here, Andrew Norton’s NIMBY watch was a fantastic resource in the leadup to the release of the CPRS. The aim was to “keep track of … the people who don’t question the science, but claim that reducing emissions is too costly or unfair.” My aim is to keep this running but also to keep track of claims that we can’t get organised in time because life’s too hard.
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15 December 2008
Scheme will still hurt us, miners say
16 December 2008
Dead Heat - Alan Kohler
17 December 2008
Emissions Trading could harm cement industry
2 Feb 2009
Energy industry wants more money for ETS
18 Feb 2009
Steel chief sounds jobs alarm over carbon scheme – The Australian
21 Feb 2009
Kevin Rudd isolated on emissions trading scheme;
White paper is no concrete deal for cement industry –
The Australian Rentseekers Review [h/t Peter Wood in comments]
23-27 Feb 2009
Tensions boil over on climate change (Senator Ron Boswell concerned scheme costs jobs). The Age [h/t Peter Wood]
Emissions scheme will cut competitiveness: BlueScope Steel [h/t Peter Wood]
Australian Power Company hurt by carbon rules – Bloomberg [h/t Peter Wood]
Business ‘not ready’ for ETS – ABC (cf. Redundant Ridout)
2 Mar 2009
Emissions trading spells disaster for farmers: MP for Barker Patrick Secker
5 Mar 2009
Carbon scheme should start in 2012 – Heather Ridout in The Age
Carbon scheme changes mulled – StuffNZ [h/t Peter Wood]
12 Mar 2009
Scullion says emissions trading scheme will scare off Inpex – ABC
13 Mar 2009
ETS dangerous to dirtiest coal fired power plant in the world, hence whole Economy! – Interview with TRUenergy’s Richard Indoe at Business Spectator
17 Mar 2009
Rudd’s Hot Air Solution – Alan Kohler’s hysterical follow up commentary on interview.
26 Mar 2009
ETS ‘to shrink regional growth’, says secret NSW Government report – Rentseeker’s Review
27 Mar 2009
Wong’s River of Gold – Keith Orchison, Powerline
14 Apr 2009
Energy industry warns of blackout – Rentseeker’s Review
21 Apr 2009
Ford fears ETS will drive jobs out of Australia – Rentseeker’s Review
28 Apr 2009
Carbon plan will cost jobs: steel boss – Rentseeker’s Review
30 Apr 2009
ETS Won’t Cost Jobs: Coalition Study – Business Spectator
Emissions trading will not cost jobs but workers will earn less in the long run, a study has found.
The federal opposition commissioned the Centre for International Economics to assess the government’s proposed emissions trading scheme (ETS).
The centre found there has not been enough research done on the impact of the ETS, nor on alternatives.
The ETS would cost jobs at first in emissions-intensive industries, the study found. But in the long run the labour market would “return to equilibrium” although real wages would be lower.
Opposition spokesman on emissions trading Andrew Robb said the ETS was a source of risk and uncertainty.
The coalition has not released its policy on what it would do about climate change; it has not said what the 2020 greenhouse target should be, or what scheme should be used to achieve it.
Mr Robb said the coalition was waiting on the outcome of Senate inquiries before finalising its policy.
5.114 The committee recommends that the CPRS EITE assistance measures:
(a) be reviewed to consider providing assistance on a production basis;
(b) be maintained at commencement levels until Australia’s major competitors face comparable carbon costs; and
(c) not exclude the coal mining industry.
7.88 The committee recommends that the government properly inform the community how the scheme will impact them and advise of actions they can take to reduce the cost impost of the scheme.
9.63 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth Government explore the feasibility, advantages and disadvantages of producing nuclear power in Australia, as a means of reducing domestic emissions and providing energy security for Australia into the future.
11 May 09
Nats will say no to emissions scheme – news.com.au
Senator Joyce said the Nationals would not support an ETS in any form.
“No, no, no, no, no,” he said.
The only benefactors from the scheme would be the “wonderful” people in stockbroking houses, he said, while producers, including miners and farmers, would ultimately go out of business due to the plan’s excessive costs.
“We’re making those who don’t pass any export dollars wealthy and making those who do make us export dollars broke,” he said.
22 May 09
Carbon plan will cause jobs carnage – Opposition Organ
28 May 09
National Farmer’s Federation very late to the party – ABC online. (nb. Note this 2007 press release)
3 July 09
States should get compo under ETS Sky News – Greens argue that Hospitals, Schools and Universities deserve compensation under the scheme.
“The Rudd government has ordered a high-level inquiry by a top investment bank to test claims by electricity generators that the emissions trading scheme could cause them financial distress and lead to major disruption in the national energy market”
20 July 09
Opposition seeks to modify ETS - AAP (Business Spectator)
29 July 09
Generators warn of carbon trading energy ‘collapse’ – Adelaide Advertiser