Personal Carbon Price Countdown

It’s not long until Australia joins many other economies around the world taking economic measures to address greenhouse gas emissions. From July 1 the carbon price comes into affect. It means that Australia will price the pollution from the 500 biggest emitters in our country.

Strathbogies in Victoria

We’ve heard and read a lot of commentary and opinion from the naysayers and ‘Noalition’.

Every price increase is met with howls of how the ‘carbon tax caused it’, often in the face on contrary information. And in the majority of cases the increases in energy prices from state to state is actually a result of states’ responses to the federal government’s Clean Energy Future package. In places like Victoria the price increases are more from the costs of infrastructure upgrades being passed on by the privatised sector than a carbon price. It’s particularly concerning when four states of Australia are actively undermining the expansion of renewable energy, associated manufacturing and service industries and investment opportunities in order to make the Clean Energy Future package ineffective.

Instead of cowering in fear of the impending economic armageddon as suggested by Tony Abbott and the Coalition, I’ve decided to speak out in support of putting a price on pollution.

And I’ve decided to do a personal carbon price introduction countdown.

From June 25 to July 1, I’m doing a personal carbon price introduction countdown. Each day I’ll post a different reason for why I support the package negotiated by the Greens, independents and ALP.

I look forward to hearing your reasons for supporting the Clean Energy Future package.

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  1. Catching up

    http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/big-stink-brewing-over-dumpanomics/

    “Miners are allowing cries of dread about carbon pricing, but just yesterday giant Rio Tinto announced a big expansion in iron ore projects, and steel town Whyalla, one of the places said to be wiped from the economic map by the carbon scheme, is lobbying for an expansion of its airport.”

    • I think this article really shows the rhetoric that Abbott and co continue to use is utter rubbish. It also doesn’t help that Abbott’s own MPs are actively buying and trading mining shares. Clearly the rank hypocrisy of this kind of stuff will damage Abbott.

      He’s already had to change his rhetoric in the past couple of weeks as he (and the Tories pollsters) come to realise that they’re play on this issue is coming to an end. Though we all have to be part of keeping Abbott and co to account for their predictions, their lies of economic ruination and the fact that they have no plans for taking Australia forward in a global economy that is increasingly concerned about importing other nations’ carbon pollution liabilities.

  2. Catching up

    But he is back on the promise yesterday, telling us how superior his scheme is.

    Funny how most do not take him seriously. Says something for trust and respect, that they assume he is lying.

    Still, doing nothing will cost us and the future generations. I believe he will spend, if just to prove a point. All he spends will be waste.

    What July the first will bring, is the beginning of how Australia survives in the new global economy we now find ourselves.

    Mr. Abbott’s answers, that come from the middle of last century is not the way to go.

    It says something that for the last and half or more, Abbott goes out each day, all over the nation, spouting the same words and making the same threats. He has nothing new to say.

    What is amazing, he intends to up the ante and continue on with his whole shadow cabinet after July the first.

    One positive will be the day he has to face reality and give up the fight.

    Mr. Abbott needs to understand, the battle is lost.

    It is time for a new game play on his part. The question is, is he capable of moving on. I suspect not.

  3. Alex, thanks for this. I look forward to reading your updates.

  4. Catching up

    It has to be better than the frightening, expensive and ineffective Direct Action of Mr. Abbott.

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