The Business of Green

The Business of Green

Money matters in the green world, by Leon Gettler.

Leons-blog

Low emission profits

Friday, 16 September 2011

Business has been campaigning against the Gillard Government's carbon price legislation but there's evidence showing that companies that lower their emissions have higher profits and outperform their laggard competitors.

Wind-power-left-behind

Wind politics

Friday, 2 September 2011

Governments in New South Wales and Victoria have clamped down on wind energy and their decisions are not based on science, they're catering for vested interests. Wind power will generate investment, jobs and income. It's not perfect but it's an important part of the mix.

Gas creates a stink

Friday, 19 August 2011

We are now seeing a clash between food security, environmental risks and energy security in a low carbon world. There are no easy answers. Gas, so much cleaner than coal, could be providing a quarter of the world's energy within 20 years and Australia, with over 100 years' worth of coal seam gas ready to be piped to the surface, is in a great position. But coal seam gas is raising a real stink in Australia with concerns being raised by farmers and environmentalists.

The carbon tax and banks

The carbon tax and banks

Friday, 5 August 2011

Of all the sectors that will benefit from the carbon tax, it will be the banks. They will to cash in on the proposed carbon tax by developing new financial products and services that capitalise on a market seen to be worth $10 billion a year.

Warming

How much will global warming cost?

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The price of $23 a tonne under the Government's carbon scheme might be too little.

No parking

The end of the car?

Friday, 8 July 2011

Are we looking at the end of the car? In Europe now, cities are now creating environments that are openly hostile to cars. Commentators say we have entered a period of "peak car use" where there will be increasingly less dependence on cars.

The weird world of climate change denial

The weird world of climate change denial

Friday, 24 June 2011

Climate change denial has gone into overdrive with scientists getting death threats and Ross Garnaut being compared to Hitler. It's going to get worse.

End-shopping

The end of shopping

Friday, 10 June 2011

The global economy is operating at about 150 per cent of capacity. Does it mean the end of shopping and consumerism? Are we witnessing end of the economic order and the beginning of a new one? Will business models have to change?

Climate change inertia

Climate change inertia

Friday, 27 May 2011

The government's climate commission report, The Critical Decade, shows that climate change is happening and its impact is already being felt in Australia. But the issue is bogged down in politics, we are caught in climate change inertia

2011 Budget

Budget and climate change

Friday, 13 May 2011

The Federal government has chopped investment in clean tech industries in its Budget.

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