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Fears energy target to cost jobs

Portland's Keppel Prince is calling on the Opposition's energy spokesman, Nick Minchin, to convince the Federal Government to change the Renewable Energy Target, which it says is threatening jobs.

Portland's Keppel Prince is calling on the Opposition's energy spokesman, Nick Minchin, to convince the Federal Government to change the Renewable Energy Target, which it says is threatening jobs.

Senator Minchin is today visiting the engineering firm, which makes parts for wind farms.

The general manager of Keppel Prince, Steve Garner, says the rapid devaluing of renewable energy certificates is delaying wind farm projects.

He says the scheme must be fixed quickly or he could be forced to sack 150 people.

"We're certainly in nervous times and we're hoping that over the next couple of weeks someone can assist and help these people to see the light of day and see what it's doing to companies like ours," Mr Garner said.

"I mean we're not the only one, the whole wind industry is suffering at this present moment."

Portland's Keppel Prince is calling on the Opposition's energy spokesman, Nick Minchin, to convince the Federal Government to change the Renewable Energy Target, which it says is threatening jobs.

Senator Minchin is today visiting the engineering firm, which makes parts for wind farms.

The general manager of Keppel Prince, Steve Garner, says the rapid devaluing of renewable energy certificates is delaying wind farm projects.

He says the scheme must be fixed quickly or he could be forced to sack 150 people.

"We're certainly in nervous times and we're hoping that over the next couple of weeks someone can assist and help these people to see the light of day and see what it's doing to companies like ours," Mr Garner said.

"I mean we're not the only one, the whole wind industry is suffering at this present moment."


Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/...

JAN 21 2010
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