Category: Carbon Tax

A Parliament Without Trust or Legitimacy Must Go

The insults hurled by David Leyonhjelm at Sarah Hanson-Young recently put parliamentary discourse in the gutter. Leyonhjelm was roundly condemned, but not by our leaders. A limp rap across the knuckles from Turnbull and Shorten, then on to more pressing matters, hoping it will all go away. But not so fast; in governance parlance “the […]

August 09 / 2018

Submission to the Review of Climate Change Policies 2017

   Contents: Preamble The Key Issue – Existential Risk  The Rapidly Changing Context of Global Climate Change  Practical Implications  The Australian Context  Existential Risk Management  Reframing Australia’s Climate Change & Energy Policies Author:   Ian Dunlop Ian Dunlop has wide experience in energy resources, infrastructure, and international business, for many years on the international staff of […]

May 04 / 2017
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Submission to the Finkel Review of the National Energy Market

  Contents: Preamble The Key Issue – Existential Risk The Rapidly Changing Context of Global Climate Change  Practical Implications The Australian Context Existential Risk Management Request to Expert Panel  Preamble Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Report into the Future Security of the National Energy Market.  I congratulate the Expert Panel […]

March 03 / 2017
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Energy Security from Clean Coal, CCS & CSG – What could possibly go wrong ?

Every few years the fossil fuel industry pressures politicians to force “clean coal”, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and more recently coal seam gas (CSG) on an increasingly sceptical community to justify their continued expansion. This cycle started with promotion of Adani’s massive Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, for coal export to India.  The South […]

February 28 / 2017
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Coal Industry – Wrong Way, Go Back!

Coal producers and lobbyists are yet again promoting “clean coal” as the justification for continued expansion of energy coal as we make the inevitable transition to the low-carbon economy. Conscious that they can no longer credibly reject the evidence of accelerating climate change, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and the World Coal Association (WCA) […]

September 29 / 2015
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Ian Dunlop at Amplify Festival 2011

The end is nigh! Or is it? Can the carbon tax save us, is there life after oil, what can we do as businesses and individuals to help the cause? A collection of insights from an energy expert with a 30 year career in gas and coal.

June 07 / 2011
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