No Surprises as Industry Backers Support RET Review Findings

Thursday, 28 August

The WA Greens have expressed outrage at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association’s response to the federal government’s release of a controversial report that suggests Australia’s Renewable Energy Target be wound back or reduced.

WA Greens Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change Robin Chapple MLC said APPEA was deliberately trying to confuse and stall Australia’s best strategy for mitigating climate change.

“APPEA has its fingers in just about every non-renewable pie across our state, and Australia - the hypocrisy is ridiculous,” he said.

“A Renewable Energy Target is absolutely the most efficient way to achieve emissions reductions because it is non-renewable energy production that is Australia’s largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Let me make this clear: there is no debate on climate change, it’s a fact and we must do everything and anything we can to slow it down.

“APPEA has their collective heads in the sand like the wretched ostriches that they are!”

For more information please contact Robin Chapple on 0409 379 263 or 9486 8255.

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