Malcolm Turnbull dumps Paris agreement target

Fake headline! Memo to subbie, read the copy.

Malcolm Turnbull has dumped the government’s plans to legislate the 26 per cent Paris emissions reduction target in a dramatic capitulation to rebel MPs and Ministers threatening to cross the floor and vote it down.

Instead the 2015 climate change commitment will be mandated through Ministerial order and only after advice from the competition regulator that it wouldn’t increase power prices.

Do we trust the competition regulator to give credible advice? What is the form of the regulator up to date?

Memo to Malcolm and Josh, how to really do it.

TORONTO – Ontario ratepayers will benefit from $790 million in savings thanks to the Government of Ontario’s decision to cancel and wind down 758 renewable energy contracts, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford announced today.

Pity about our long-term contracts. Who signed off on them?

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22 Responses to Malcolm Turnbull dumps Paris agreement target

  1. Cactus

    How is moving the carbon target from law to regulation supposed to instil confidence.

    While bad if it became law we could perhaps defend further stupidity from a level of for arguments sake 26%. If a regulation, you have given away a blank check.

  2. Luke

    Goldmans gotta get their cut. They are the biggest winner in carbon trading.

  3. Rayvic

    The PM should not be trusted to carry out his promise of abandoning the Paris Accord emission targets for energy, unless he also agrees to abandon Accord emission targets that are in the pipeline for transport and agriculture.

  4. Rayvic

    The PM is known for his deception. The word “agrees” in my comment above should be changed to “guarantees”.

  5. Jannie

    He just says he is not going to try to get it through parliament, that’s too hard, so he will implement it by executive order, and Electricity Bill will sort out the rest when they take power.

  6. Much better would be ‘Liberal Party Dumps Malcolm Turnbull’. Everyone knows that he won’t give up and will keep destroying the Liberal Party.

  7. John Constantine

    Their turnbullites are the redfilth gillard government in exile, caretaking Australia until the savage purges of the shorten looting cartel.

    Lawyer loopholes.

    Aspergers autocratic turnbullites debacle coalition election winning machine worship loopholes.

  8. struth

    Regulation or law.
    A minister signing off on something means nothing according to our constitution.
    If it ain’t law it ain’t law.
    Unfortunately Australian government have long since disregarded it and when it all boils down to it, have the guns.
    A regulation has no power if you don’t give it any.

  9. John Constantine

    Turnbull basing the Australian water act he wrote upon the transnational treaty on the rights of the waterfowl has allowed turnbullites to use this loophole to progress the deindustrialising clearances of the racists of the Murray darling basin.

    Not because they want to, but because they are just obeying orders under their binding obligations of the signed transnational waterfowl rights convention.

    Loopholes uber alles.

    Comrades.

  10. Entropy

    What annoys me the most is Lord Wentworth thinks he is so smart he can pretend he is backflipping by not putting the target in legislation, when he is actually increasing his deceitful options by putting it in subordinate legislation. What a lying, contemptible arsehole.

    My ballot card will be quite graphic when the time comes. We are damned anyway, so I’m damned if I will give a valid vote to any of these snouters.

  11. John Constantine

    Their turnbullites loophole transnational treaty on the rights of the great barrier reef will allow the incoming green shorten government to control the water that interacts with the reef, the land that interacts with the water that interacts with the reef and the farming systems that interact with the land that interacts with the water that interacts with the reef.

    Purge the Kulaks.

    Comrades.

  12. H B Bear

    Ministerial Order? So there is no protection at all.

    Peanut Head and da bruvvas must be licking their lips.

  13. Old School Conservative

    Yet another slimy technique designed to support the UN, the IPCC, Whitlam Turnbull & Co Ltd, Goldman Sachs, and PM Lucy.
    No such effort has gone into supporting Australians.

  14. win

    Now that the insideous Turnbull has by hell, high water and placement on the Senate papers inserted non conservative and non Liberals into government and the party what will these Turnbull mavaricks do whem Turnbull is once more relegated tothe back bench ,and, being in the humiliating position of losing the leadership twice?:

  15. Entropy

    The difference with Gillard is she was turfed by the labor machine to save the furniture.

    Turnbull will be turfed for policy reasons. Again.

  16. candy

    The NEG has gone from promoting “certainty” which was it’s positive, like or not like the LNP’s greenish tendencies. The relevant sectors and groups welcomed it. M. Turnbull was praised for it. That was the status.

    It now seems even more confusing policy.

  17. Tom

    All this — the torching of the Australian economy to appease the anti-capitalist howler monkeys at the UN — is happening because the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals believe in nothing — except power for its own sake.

    Now, at the eleventh hour, the backbench rabbits realise the messiah they installed in the party room coup of September 2015 is leading them over a cliff into electoral oblivion.

    This is the 2013 self-destruction of the Liars on steroids. The backbench rabbits voted for their fate and the belated realisation they’re the stupidest people ever born can’t undo it.

    Over the cliff you go, backbench rabbits.

  18. Entropy

    This headline is as deceitful as Turnbull.It should read

    Malcolm Turnbull pretends to dump Paris agreement target

  19. Entropy

    The claim it creates “certainty” is rolled gold political bullshit Candy.

    Here are the three key questions that will tell you all you need to know about the NEG and what it will do:
    1: Does the NEG still allow subsidies some forms of energy production?
    2: Does the NEG raise the costs of some forms of energy production?
    3: Does the NEG impose constraints over some forms of energy?

    If the answer to any of those questions is “yes” there will be no certainty, and of course the claim it would reduce electricity prices is just absolute bullshit tortured out of an assumption compromised model.

  20. candy

    The claim it creates “certainty” is rolled gold political bullshit Candy.
    Entropy
    I think the “certainty” related to the plan to legislate to meet the Paris emission target and with the other measures, the ALP support, and therefore sectors had confidence in any government in regard to future energy policy – you know, it was settled and decisions could be made (for better or worse).

    Personally I think the whole thing of reducing emissions a waste of time and I simply could not care less, but it seems embedded in the national “psyche”.

  21. they dont own all the guns .....

    Unfortunately Australian government have long since disregarded it and when it all boils down to it, have the guns.

  22. Senile Old Guy

    Personally I think the whole thing of reducing emissions a waste of time and I simply could not care less, but it seems embedded in the national “psyche”.

    No, it is embedded in the left and MSM (but I repeat myself).

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