NBN, Coal and Carbon


Various clippings from the 18 January Australian Financial Review that speak for themselves. Am halfway through reading very interesting journal called “Policy”. Disagree with lots of its assumptions, but loads and loads of useful info, and well written…

NBN Co keeps news to itself by David Crane
The government company building the national broadband network has claimed an exemption from Freedom of information laws, setting itself apart from other big federal agencies just as parliament searches for new ways to scrutinise the project

Coal mines face big transport delays
Restoring transport links to Queensland coal mines is likely to take weeks, the industry has warned, extending losses from the floods beyond the $2.3bn estimated so far.

[meanwhile, BP has exploration permits to go a drilling in the South Australian bit of the Great Australian Bight]

Lack of a carbon price handicaps projects
The race for $1.5bn of federal government funding to create commercial wind farms is tightening, with Spain’s Acciona dropping out because of continuing uncertainty over carbon pricing.



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