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Emissions trading: Greens Senator Bob Brown takes aim at Cadbury…?

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This just in from Bloomberg, one of the most useful American-based sources of international market-related news.

July 9 (Bloomberg) — Bob Brown, leader of the Australian Greens party that now holds the balance of power in the Senate, will push for the government to cut greenhouse gases by 90 percent by 2050.

The five Greens Senators will push for deeper emissions cuts and a tougher carob trading system, Brown said. The government has vowed to cut gases by 60 percent by 2050 and has not yet set short-term targets.

It’s not yet clear what climate science says about the impact of eating chocolate substitutes.

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Written by typingisnotactivism

July 9, 2008 at 5:47 pm

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  1. What happens if the electricity generating emitters choose to reduce their annual emissions and meet their ‘caps’ by closing their power stations down in November (or whenever)?

    Mike Bolan

    July 18, 2008 at 3:42 pm

  2. Then they get charged with manslaughter for every person on life support who dies because of their irresponsibility, they most likely end up losing massive lawsuits for breaches of contract, etc.
    C’mon Mike, since when do you play right-wing hysteric?

    typingisnotactivism

    July 19, 2008 at 6:51 pm

  3. Hey not sure if you have heard about this before, but as an environmentalist living in Australia I think you might find it a very worthwhile cause.

    This site http://www.thegreenroad.com.au/ plants trees to offset motor vehicle emissions. They do this free of charge for the consumer, and their activities are funded by a sponsor in exchange for each user registering for the free roadmap site Whereis.

    Please do take a look at the site, and if you think it is a worthwhile cause, maybe you could write a blog post about it. The concept needs all the support it can get.

    john

    July 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm


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