Bottled water

Bottled water

Bottled water is now used in many parts of the world as a primary source of water for domestic consumption. While the taste may be good, some serious environmental problems with this practice include: Bottled water banned in New South Wales, Australia New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees ordered all State Government departments and agencies to… Continue reading Bottled water

Green cars

Hyundai Ioniq

The conventional car industry is now in sharp decline across the world while consumer demand for zero or low emissions green cars is rising fast. Electric vehicles are now the most popular option. The pseudo-freedom and autonomy offered by cars has largely become an accepted part of life for many in developed countries but is becoming less… Continue reading Green cars

Carbon tax

A carbon tax is a mechanism for putting a price on the carbon dioxide pollution that results when fossil fuels are burnt. The Liberal (conservative) Government of British Columbia in Canada introduced a carbon tax in 2008 and was re-elected in 2009. Voters liked the revenue-neutral nature of the tax which put money in their pockets. Many… Continue reading Carbon tax

Cash payments to Australian coal generators 2011-12

Cash payments from Australian taxpayers were included as part of the¬†carbon tax¬†introduced by the Australia Government in 2012. The following cash payments were made during the period 2001-2012: Generator name Recipient Cash payment Augusta Power Stations Flinders Operating Services Pty Ltd $59,482,064.73 Loy Yang Power Station Great Energy Alliance Corp. Pty Ltd $240,116,761.67 Energy Brix… Continue reading Cash payments to Australian coal generators 2011-12