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B4CE Welcomes Palmer United Party’s Global Warming Concerns

27 June 2014

B4CE welcomes the recent statements made by Mr Clive Palmer in relation to the urgent need for action on global warming and his party’s intentions to support the retention of the Renewable Energy Target, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and also the Climate Change Authority.


Emissions scheme has major flaws

24 March 2014

The Investor Group on Climate Change, a founding association of the B4CE, has had an op ed piece published in today’s Australian Financial Review.

Emissions scheme has major flaws, AFR, Nathan Fabian

Investors seek transparency, longevity and predictability from governments, but the proposed Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) would leave the market guessing about future climate policy. This would delay the investment trigger for structural reform and send investors offshore for low carbon investments…


There is no certainty on climate policy without a lasting policy framework

13 November 2013

Statement to the Media: B4CE founding organisation, The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), says that investors needed a climate policy framework that could stand the test of time and that repealing the carbon price without a clear alternative policy would only create uncertainty.


Business group calls on new Australian government to recognise business support for price on carbon pollution

September 2013

Businesses for a Clean Economy (B4CE) welcomes the Coalition Government’s ongoing commitment to bi-partisan emissions reductions targets, and urges the Government to implement a price and limit on carbon pollution.

Broad-based business support for this position is evident from the results of a recent national survey, commissioned and released in July by B4CE and conducted by international consultants AECOM, which showed significant support for a national reduction in carbon emissions.

The survey, covering a broad range of sectors including liable entities, also showed support by business for a long-term policy framework, such as a carbon price, preferably an emissions trading scheme…


Business divided on merits of the levy – The Australian

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Westpac, AGL and General Electric yesterday defended their endorsement of the carbon tax, despite their membership of the Business Council of Australia which strongly opposes the policy.

The three companies were part of a group of more than 300 businesses that signed up to a series of newspaper advertisements yesterday, under the banner of Businesses for a Clean Economy, declaring they were “standing up in support of a carbon price”.
A Westpac spokesman said the bank had held the same position for more than a decade.


Westpac, AGL, GE support carbon tax – International Business Times

Tuesday 3 July 2012

On the second day of the implementation of the controversial carbon tax, the Labor-led government of Australia scored three points against the Opposition after three major Aussie companies aired their support for the measure.


Hundreds of Australian businesses support carbon pricing to drive competitiveness – Media Release

Monday 2 July 2012

Almost 300 organisations have galvanised under the banner of Businesses for a Clean Economy to voice their support for putting a price on carbon. The 299 large, medium and small sized businesses and associations represent a wide variety of sectors from across the Australian economy and include AGL, ARUP, Fujitsu, GE, Grocon, HESTA, IKEA, Infigen, Pacific Hydro, The Body Shop Australia, Unilever, Vestas, and Westpac.

As the start of an ongoing push to highlight the benefits of carbon pricing to Australian business, they have launched a targeted advertising campaign in national print and online media.


Tackling climate change

Tackling Climate profiles some of Australia’s most respected leaders, who have come together out of a shared concern for our climate and common support for a price on pollution.

To watch the TV ad featuring some of Australia’s most respected leaders speaking up on why they’re proud Australia is tackling climate change: www.tacklingclimate.com


Lets give it a chance, says business grouping – Sydney Morning Herald

Monday 2 July 2012

Almost 300 companies and organisations have signed a statement backing the carbon price in a bid to balance the often louder voices of opposition from the business community.

Companies including AGL, Westpac, Alstom, GE, Fujitsu, IKEA, Unilever, Grocon, Pacific Hydro and Infigen Energy have signed the statement that will feature in print and online media from today.


Hundreds of firms rally to back package – The Australian

Monday 2 July 2012

Nearly 300 businesses have launched an advertising campaign in support of the carbon tax package, arguing that they need a stable policy environment if they are to be confident in making investments.

The 270 companies and 29 industry associations — acting under the banner Businesses for a Clean Economy — have launched a national newspaper campaign today backing Julia Gillard’s carbon-pricing scheme.


Businesses back carbon price – Business Spectator

Monday 2 July 2012

Almost 300 businesses including Westpac, AGL, Unilever and GE have signed a joint statement backing a price on carbon.

The Businesses for Clean Energy consortium members say a carbon price will underpin the move to a clean economy.

Consortium spokesman Nathan Fabian told AAP there was strong support in the business community for carbon pricing, but the coalition’s commitment to abolish it was creating uncertainty.


Carbon tax will drive innovation: Australian business group – ABC Radio Australia

Monday 2 July 2012

An Australian business group believes the carbon tax will drive innovation, as protesters march in Sydney.

The group called ‘Businesses for a Clean Economy’ was created to support carbon pricing and counter opposing voices.


Judge for yourselves on carbon tax, Gillard tells voters – ABC News

Monday 2 July 2012

A group of about 300 companies and business groups – calling themselves “Businesses for a Clean Economy” – has launched a national advertising campaign today in support of the carbon pricing policy.

The group includes Westpac, energy company AGL, Fujitsu and IKEA, as well as a string of businesses involved in the development and promotion of renewable energy.

In a joint statement, the businesses argue the carbon price and complementary policies will help Australia remain globally competitive.

“Pricing carbon allows business to choose how they reduce emissions and provides incentives for innovation,” the group says.
“It unlocks jobs and investment in new industries, products and services.”


Supporters seek to balance carbon debate – The Canberra Times

Monday 2 July 2012

Almost 300 companies and groups have signed a statement backing the carbon price in a bid to balance the often louder voices of opposition from the business community.

Companies including AGL, Westpac, Alstom, GE, Fujitsu, IKEA, Unilever, Grocon, Pacific Hydro and Infigen Energy have signed the statement that will feature in print and online media from today.


Aussies back, oppose carbon tax on 1st day of implementation – International Business Times

Monday 2 July 2012

The Businesses for Clean Energy consortium which is made up of banks, energy companies and manufacturing firms….said the carbon tax, even if it would cause prices to increase, would help fast track the shift to a low-carbon economy as it aims to cut carbon emissions by 5 per cent by 2020.

“It’s true there is uncertainty and that does make the job more difficult and makes the next couple of years a challenging time to do business…. We hope they will reconsider this issue. We think it’s important to the competitiveness and business opportunities available for the Australian economy and Australian companies,” AAP quoted Nathan Fabian, the consortium’s spokesman.


Almost 300 businesses back carbon price

Herald Sun, Monday 2 July 2012

ALMOST 300 businesses including Westpac, AGL, Unilever and GE have signed a joint statement backing a price on carbon.
The Businesses for Clean Energy consortium members say a carbon price will underpin the move to a clean economy.


Almost 300 businesses back carbon price – The Telegraph

Monday 2 July 2012

ALMOST 300 businesses including Westpac, AGL, Unilever and GE have signed a joint statement backing a price on carbon.
The Businesses for Clean Energy consortium members say a carbon price will underpin the move to a clean economy.


Green businesses line up to support Australian carbon tax – greenBusiness

Monday 2 July 2012

A group of over 300 leading Australian firms have hit back at suggestions the business community is united in condemnation of the country’s new carbon tax, which came into effect yesterday, publicly declaring their support for the controversial levy.
The group, dubbed ”Businesses for a Clean Economy”, contains a host of high-profile international and Australian brands, including AGL, Westpac, Alstom, GE, Fujitsu, IKEA, Unilever and Infigen Energy.