The Business of Green

The Business of Green

Money matters in the green world, by Leon Gettler.

We need a carbon price

Friday, 9 July 2010

Julia Gillard could have tackled climate change as part of the deal with miners. Australia needs a carbon price

Gillard’s new climate challenge

Friday, 25 June 2010

In the last three years, we have seen the politics of climate change resulting in the demise of two Prime Ministers, John Howard and now Kevin Rudd, not to mention Liberal leaders Brendan Nelson and Malcolm Turnbull. The question now is whether Julia Gillard is up to the task.


Australia's giant carbon footprint

Friday, 14 May 2010

A new study shows that Australia is among the top 10 environmental offenders in the world. We have one of the world’s biggest carbon footprints. And it will get worse with the Rudd Government backing off from emissions trading and axing the Green Loans and home insulation schemes.

carbon scheme postponed

Rudd's climate change credibility gone

Friday, 30 April 2010

Prime Ministers' Kevin Rudd's credibility on climate change has been undermined


Population and climate change

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The debate heats up about the link between population and climate change. Some argue that there are too many people and we need to address this. But is population the problem?

Palm oil

Woolworths' palm oil action plan

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Woolworths has announced a green action plan which will see it sourcing susuatinable palm oil. Will other retailers and manufacturers follow suit?

Can we win the climate change debate?

Friday, 19 March 2010

Public opinion is turning on climate change. More people are saying that climate change is not a problem. How do we turn that around?


Reducing our coal dependence

Friday, 5 March 2010

Coal generates 25 per cent of greenhouse gases - and Australia is dependent on coal thanks to government policies put in place 30 years ago. Plans to build new power stations in NSW and Victoria will increase that dependence and produce more greenhouse gas emissions.

Nuclear power plant

Going nuclear: the debate heats up

Friday, 19 February 2010

Is nuclear power the new inconvenient truth? It’s been around for years but is gaining momentum with US President Barack Obama and Bill Gates pushing it. But there are problems. Apart from waste and nuclear proliferation, the economics doesn't stack up.

Eating food

Climate change and the food industry

Friday, 5 February 2010

The food industry has an enormous impact on every country's carbon footprint. It's even worse than cars. What can we do to change industry and consumer behaviours?

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