13 February, 2012

A retrograde move

Amelia Young, BrunswickThe Age, letter, 13 Feb 2012

THE intention of Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor to allow native forests to be burnt to generate electricity is a backwards step. Support for the ailing native forest wood-chippers would be better transferred to truly renewable sources of energy including wind, solar and geothermal. Burning native forests for power sends our best carbon stores skywards, making climate change worse. If forest furnaces are allowed, this country's moves to a cleaner economy will be jeopardised.

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