Carbon credits for native tree plantings and better piggery manure management

Landholders may be able to earn carbon credits for permanent plantings of native trees on their land under the Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

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Solar power system the biggest in Australia

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus visited the University of Queensland’s (UQ) St Lucia campus for a tour of the southern hemisphere’s biggest solar array that will save 1750 tonnes of carbon pollution each year.

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Mark Dreyfus briefs foreign embassy officials on Australia's Clean Energy Future

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus briefed heads of diplomatic missions in Canberra today on key elements of the Government's Clean Energy Future package.

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Creating a clean energy future for Australia

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus toured the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment today as he outlined the renewable energy measures announced in the Clean Energy Future package.

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Helping households transition to a clean energy future

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus visited the Springwood Neighbourhood Centre today as he outlined the assistance householders would receive under the Clean Energy Future packaged announced by the Gillard Government.

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Rural Australians supported under a carbon price

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Senator Joe Ludwig and the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus today announced measures to help the farm, land and food sectors play their part in Australia’s move to a clean energy future.

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Coalition should stand up for farmers

The Gillard Government today called on the Opposition to stop political game-playing which could delay farmers and rural communities from securing significant benefits under the Carbon Farming Initiative.

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Tri-nation research expedition takes to sea

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, has welcomed the launch of the Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action (ATSEA) research expedition in Darwin.

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Gillard Government's Carbon Farming Initiative a win for farmers

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, welcomed the passage of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 through the House of Representatives today, describing it as a win for farmers, a win for Indigenous Australia and a win for the environment.

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Opposition 'concerns' with Carbon Farming Initiative a smokescreen to hide internal divisions

The Coalition is now as divided on the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) as they are on the science of climate change.

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