The Business of Green

The Business of Green

Money matters in the green world, by Leon Gettler.

coal fired power plant

Carbon trading or carbon tax?

Friday, 17 April 2009

There is a lot of debate about whether to have carbon trading or a carbon tax. Proponents of a carbon tax, including the Victorian Governor David de Kretser, say a carbon tax is more transparent.

solar panels

Renewable energy investment trends

Friday, 3 April 2009

One investment sector that’s always been primed for growth has been renewables. Regardless of the economic crisis, global warming will increase the amount of money that will pour into this sector. What are the investment trends? And which sectors will be the winners and losers.

green jobs

Green jobs: real or over-hyped?

Friday, 20 March 2009

The debate about the Rudd Government's emissions trading scheme has focused on potential job losses. Claims are coming in from both sides.

nuclear power plant

Is nuclear the answer to climate change?

Thursday, 5 March 2009

The nuclear debate is back on the agenda. Former treasurer Peter Costello says the green movement needs to embrace it and the ABARE says there is a strong business case for it. But opponents say it is too dangerous, too expensive and insufficient.

bike path

Will Rudd's green package deliver?

Friday, 20 February 2009

The Rudd Government's economic stimulus package seems to be good news for the environment, with more funding for insulation, bike paths, solar hot water systems and improvements to the Murray-Darling Basin. But will it deliver? The Government's track record so far has not been impressive.

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Rudd's C02 cop-out

Monday, 15 December 2008

The Rudd Government's emissions trading scheme White Paper has a lower target than the one recommended by Ross Garnaut and contains sweeteners for business. It will attract plenty of criticism over the next few weeks.

court gavel

An international court for the environment?

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A deputy High court judge in Britain has proposed a global environment court. This will have major ramifications for businesses around the world

hybrid car

Will Rudd's car package deliver greener cars?

Monday, 17 November 2008

The Federal Government's much-acclaimed car package is unlikely to provide us with greener cars. There are questions whether auto makers are prepared to do it.

Green energy and the bad economy

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Will the downturn affect the green economy? Climate change and the financial meltdown are connected.

light bulbs

Switched on

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Major supermarket retailers are taking positive steps for environmental change - ahead of schedule.

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