ALP ups the ante on clean-air goals
Energy Users Association chief executive Roman Domanski said the least costly gas cuts came from energy efficiency rather than emissions reductions achieved through technologies such as wind power.
"As more of these wind farms get built you create more problems with local communities, but you also create other problems because the most economic sites get used first and as you build more and more you move more into the sites that are less economic," he said.
September 25, 2007
by Matthew Warren
in The Australian
LABOR is to announce clean energy targets of 20 per cent or more before the election even though its own economic analysis of such a move will not be ready until the middle of next year.
Labor environment spokesman Peter Garrett said the ALP's target would be significant, but he declined to give details.
Labor has commissioned Australian National University professor Ross Garnaut to conduct a full assessment of the economic impacts of emissions trading, as well as the transformation of state-based renewable energy targets into a national scheme.
Asked to explain how the policy could be announced without the... [continue via Web link]