• carbontax

    New Zealand has a carbon budget deficit equivalent to $1.3 billion

    New Zealand has a carbon budget deficit equivalent to $1.3 billion because the ETS is failing to bring in enough revenue to pay the nation’s carbon bills. Article by Simon Terry from Sustainability Council of New Zealand Five years on from the commencement of the ETS, the taxpayer is...
  • carbonnews

    Is ETS a scheme or a scam, ask Greens

    Is ETS a scheme or a scam, ask Greens Friday 21 Sep 12 10:00am Kennedy Graham … many questions. New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme could be renamed the emissions trading scam, Parliament has heard. Yesterday, Green Party climate change spokesman Dr Kennedy Graham said that proposed changes to the...
  • shoppingretail

    Not the end for department stores – but time is running out to embrace technology

    Not the end for department stores – but time is  running out to embrace technology Russel Kingshott – Senior Lecturer in retailing, School of Marketing, Curtin Business School at Curtin University David Jones’ 40% full-year profit plunge sends a very clear message to the Australian retail sector: if you...
  • insurancedamage

    With Extreme Weather, Will Insurers Come to the Rescue?

    With Extreme Weather, Will Insurers Come to the Rescue? By Andrew Freedman Following a damaging episode of extreme weather, communities turn to insurance companies to help them rebuild, but with costly extreme weather and climate events on the rise as the climate continues to warm, insurers may stop coming...
  • time to go green

    Big Coal’s fight to the death with renewables

    Big Coal’s fight to the death with renewables From Climate Spectator A closer look at the Australian Coal Association’s bemusing submission to the renewable energy target review… Market manipulation is unacceptable… unless it suits coal The initial focus of the Australian Coal Association’s submission to the RET review is...
  • meltingeconomy

    Is the US set to jump off a fiscal cliff?

    Is the US set to jump off a fiscal cliff? Brendon O’Connor – Associate Professor in American Politics at the United States Studies Centre at University of Sydney As we check our political calendars, many look to November 6 as the crucial date that will determine the future direction...
  • manufacturingoz

    More firms see climate change as threat

    More firms see climate change as threat Major companies are increasingly concerned that they are at risk from climate change in the face of recent extreme weather events such as drought and floods, according to a report published this week. More than one-third (37 per cent) see the physical...
  • printingmoney

    Bringing out the big guns: Bernanke unleashes QE3

    Bringing out the big guns: Bernanke unleashes QE3 Chief Executive Officer – United States Studies Centre at University of Sydney Finding bright spots in the US economy is a seemingly thankless task. The unemployment rate, despite dipping slightly in previous months, remains above 8%; last month, employers could only...
  • nokialogo

    Nokia Publishes 2011 Sustainability Report

    Nokia Publishes 2011 Sustainability Report Espoo, Finland – Nokia has published its 2011 Sustainability Report, which covers the ethical, socio-economic and environmental areas most relevant to Nokia’s business and its stakeholders. Nokia’s activities are divided into two themes: the People section describes, among other things, the positive effect that...