CSIRO bid to gag emissions trading scheme policy attack November 2, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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CSIRO bid to gag emissions trading scheme policy attack
By Nicola Berkovic
The Australian, November 2, 2009
THE nation’s peak science agency has tried to gag the publication of a paper by one of its senior environmental economists attacking the Rudd government’s climate change policies.
The paper, by the CSIRO’s Clive Spash, argues the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is an ineffective way to cut emissions, and instead direct legislation or a tax on carbon is needed.
The paper was accepted for publication by the journal New Political Economy after being internationally peer-reviewed.
But Dr Spash told the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics conference that the CSIRO had since June tried to block its publication.
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