clean energy technology
The contentious implementation of the carbon tax last month is designed, in part, to spur clean energy technology. But this isn’t the only driver for green start-ups.
The carbon tax has been a contentious issue in the Australian business community since the Federal Government announced shortly after the last election that it will come into effect on July 1 this year.
This past Valentine’s Day saw countless brands jump on the romance bandwagon, despite the growing cynicism of Australian consumers.
A coalition of unions, investors and renewable energy groups have called upon the Government to create a new clean energy technology fund in conjunction with a carbon price.
US President Barack Obama recently used his weekly address to urge his nation to invest more in the development of clean energy technology so as not to lag behind other countries.
Record iPhone sales helped propel Apple to a 95% leap in second quarter profit, with shares rising 2.8% to $US351.80 following the announcement.
Small firms are set to benefit from a surge in bank business lending this year, according to analysts.