Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has dropped several schemes that are a response to Climate Change, to save money for the Queensland Flood reconstruction. Its good riddance to most of these schemes. However the Labor/Green alliance has promised the upcoming carbon tax will be used to fight climate change, by making every Australian pay more tax.
Canceled or reduced schemes:
Cash for Clunkers – canceled.
Green Car Innovation Scheme – a scheme to subsidise overseas companies to build cars that nobody wants.
Carbon Capture and Storage Flagships – reduced
Solar Flagships – another scheme to subsidise the most expensive form of power production – dramatically reduced
Green Start Program – not proceeding with round 2
Solar Homes and Communities plan – another wasteful subsidy for expensive power production – phased out
Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute – reduced funding for another body wasting taxpayer money.
Unfortunately the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy EfficiencyÂ has not been cut, and costs us $300+ million per year to pay federal public servants to do nothing but produce propaganda.