BACK Paddock can hardly wait. Forget the Brownlow and Logies, the most sought-after award of the year will be announced next week.
Yes, Aussies can barely contain their excitement at who will be crowned - drum roll, please - Carbon Personality of the Year.
The announcement will be the climax of Melbourne's CarbonExpo at which the heady world of carbon emissions and trading comes alive.
Rumour has it the award is a bust of Mr Carbon himself, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet, carved out of a chunk of brown coal.