Greener pastures

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For most people, the Emissions Trading Scheme remains a confused concept that means nothing more than higher petrol and power prices. The average household is expected to pay $165 more this year as a result of the ETS, rising to $330 by 2012. Not so large a sum as to prompt the well-heeled to switch off their heated towel rails or take the bus to work, but large enough to put unwanted stress on low-income families who probably scrimp on power and petrol already. Ironically, the only people marching in the streets about the scheme's impost have been farmers, the group most heavily ...

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