TITLE

Plenty of targets but no credible policy to achieve them

AUTHOR(S)
Wood, Tony
PUB. DATE
August 2015
SOURCE
Australian Financial Review (0404-2018);8/12/2015, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the positions announced by the Australian Coalition government and the Labor opposition on targets for emissions reductions. Topics covered include the percentage reduction in greenhouse gas emissions targeted by the government, the challenge for the government to create a policy to meet the target and the use of science as the basis for Labor's target. Also mentioned is the plan by the Labor for a limited emissions trading scheme.
ACCESSION #
108914606

 

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