It has already allocated $660 000 to prepare for the impact the carbon tax in 2012/13.
After all, it can’t be easy regurgitating all that pseudo-science when people like Mann are out there generating solid research.
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The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency have confirmed that the decision to commission and publish a document called Accurate Answers to Professor Plimer’s 101 Climate Change Science Questions was made in reaction to outrage from teachers and scientists about Ian Plimer’s climate sceptic book aimed at children.
CO2 emissions in the US have been in decline since 2005. That is without a carbon tax, without a cap and trade system, and without mandatory, Kyoto style limits and a global carbon treaty. In Europe CO2 emissions are not falling — and Germany is even moving back to coal.
Senior figures in the industry say they face a bleak future as demand for panels collapses