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Never ‘burn economy’ for sake of image, Liberal MP says

Posted December 14, 2015 01:46:18

A Liberal MP says the Federal Government should not revise its greenhouse reduction targets following the signing of the historic climate modify deal in Paris.

The international climate adjust conference adopted an international accord on Sunday, aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and slowing the pace of worldwide warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Federal Government mentioned the agreement would permit for additional action to be taken in the future to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Historic climate deal

  • Deal to limit international warming to “nicely under” 2C, aiming for 1.5C
  • Greenhouse gas emissions want to peak “as soon as achievable”, followed by fast reduction
  • Deal will remove use of coal, oil and gas for energy
  • Fossil fuels to be replaced by solar, wind energy
  • Developed nations to give $ US100b a year from 2020 to aid building nations
  • Study about much more highlights of the deal

But Liberal MP Dennis Jensen claims the agreement is “primarily meaningless” and that the Government ought to not change its present emissions target.

“The complete globe wants to have related commitments and be similarly attaining those targets,” he stated.

“[There is] no reason why we must be metaphorically burning our economy just to appear excellent on the global stage.”

Liberal MP Craig Kelly has meanwhile employed Facebook to poke exciting at the proposal.

Australia’s target of a 26 to 28 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030 remains unchanged, but the Paris agreement will put pressure on the Government to do far more.

The deal puts in place mechanisms to overview reduction targets every five years beginning from 2020, which will incorporate Australia.

Every stocktake will have to outcome in a far more ambitious target, which is expected to cause concern within the Coalition.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop conceded that would be a challenge for the Government, but that the deal would offer further “flexibility” to do a lot more on climate modify.

“Of course if we’re being ambitious over time we will need to have to perform even tougher,” Ms Bishop told reporters in Paris after the signing of the deal.

“But we don’t want to harm our economy without getting an environmental impact.”

Topics: climate-adjust, planet-politics, federal-government, australia

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Firm focus on renewables but coal nevertheless backbone of economy: Palaszczuk

Posted December 13, 2015 21:57:04

Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks climate change on ABC TV Photo: Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she would like to see an boost to the state’s renewable power target. (ABC News)

Queensland will appear to lift its renewable energy target in the wake of the Paris agreement to tackle climate change.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated her government was focussed on wind and solar farms, even though sustaining a commitment to coal.

“We will often be reliant on coal. Coal is a backbone of our economy, but we are diversifying,” she said in an exclusive interview with the ABC.

“We’ve got a truly firm focus on renewables, so expect some more announcements subsequent year in relation to that field.

“At the moment, our renewable energy mix is most likely about, with gas, about 28 per cent.

“I’d like to see that improve.”

In the same interview, the Premier was asked to reflect on her initial year in workplace.

The State Opposition has accused the Government of bogging down the state with reviews and indecision.

But Ms Palaszczuk defended her approach.

“We are getting responsible and measured and the feedback I’m acquiring from individuals is they like the style of government,” she said.

“I went to the election promising we would concentrate on jobs. In the first ten months, 50,000 jobs have been created in Queensland. I’m actually proud of that record.

“This has only been ten months out of a 3-year term and almost everything cannot just take place straight away.

“Yes, there are lots of reviews underway, but that is the standard approach of government.”

Jobs a crucial focus for 2016: Palaszczuk

This week, Treasurer Curtis Pitt will provide the mid-year economic assessment — an update of the state’s finances given that the July budget.

It will outline the expense of the Premier’s decision to expand her Cabinet from 14 to 17 members.

Ms Palaszczuk mentioned the evaluation would also confirm the Government is on target to obtain its predicted surpluses.

“Yes, we are predicting a surplus over the subsequent four years, but I never want to steal [the Treasurer’s] thunder, so I’ll let him make those announcements.”

The Premier identified jobs as her important focus in 2016.

“We have to recognise that our state’s altering fairly significantly,” she stated.

“We will be a altering economy in the years to come and I want to make certain that our young kids are prepared.”

Subjects: government-and-politics, environmental-influence, environmental-policy, environmental-management, option-power, qld

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