13 February, 2012

Undermining the effort

Annie Damelet, Surrey HillsThe Age, letter, 13 Feb 2012

IN ADDITION to Rob Oakeshott's and Tony Windsor's support for burning native forest wood waste, which will lead to more greenhouse gases, federal Labor announced support for a new brown-coal and gas-fired power station in Victoria (''Ferguson grants extension for contentious power plant project'', The Age, 10/2). Such a station would belch out copious greenhouse gases for some 40 years. The carbon tax that was supported by the independent MPs is trying to achieve an 80 per cent (based on year 2000 emissions) cut in Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Please, let's have some consistency.

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