Australia's carbon tax progressed through the lower house of Parliament, moving one step closer...

|By:, SA News Editor

Australia's carbon tax progressed through the lower house of Parliament, moving one step closer to becoming a law that will strongly encourage power companies to use less "dirty" coal. What worked Down Under that couldn't inspire similar legislation in the U.S. or Europe? Natural disasters and an endangered Great Barrier Reef set the right mood to overcome the perpetual lobbying by big businesses.