Friday, May 20, 2005
An item in the Sydney Morning Herald seems to lack a key word. Let’s redress this:
It will be almost impossible to offset the increase in greenhouse gas emissions from new power stations planned by the State Government, green groups say.
The Government appears to have paved the way for building more coal-fired power stations, according to a draft of its white paper, obtained by the Herald.
However, measures under its Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme will not compensate for the extra carbon dioxide emissions that will be created if forecasts for growth in energy demand are met by polluting technologies such as coal, said Jane Castle, resource conservation campaigner with the Total Environment Centre.
"There’s no hiding the fact they are promoting a gigantic increase in emissions. It’s time for Bob Carr to put down his green crusader label and admit he has been done over by the dirty, greedy power industry."
nukenuke ... NUKENUKENUKE!
The white paper draft reveals how the Government plans to tackle NSW’s growing demand for electricity.
Bob Carr, conscious of his reputation as an environmentally sensitive premier, will also announce new greenhouse targets for 2020 and 2050 and a regime that puts pressure on the power industry to adopt cleaner technology, such as ...