WA GHG emissions lead the nation

Greens WA spokesperson on Climate Change, Robin Chapple MLC today blasted the State government over its ongoing inaction on curbing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

“Yet again, figures released today show the results of this state government’s willful disregard for any need to reduce our GHG emissions,” Mr Chapple said.

“Nationwide, the trend in emissions is finally showing a downturn from their highs of a couple of years ago.

“This is largely due to the turnaround in the stationary energy sector, thanks to renewables and conservation. 

“And yet WA powers on – our stationary energy emissions have doubled since 1989/90, thanks to inaction by successive Liberal and Labor governments – failing to take the issue seriously by converting our generation system to renewable sources, when they had the chance.

“Worse still, they leave industry to run amok with emissions on new projects – even when their own EPA calls for some restraint – under the Barnett/Grylls ‘develop at any cost’ mantra,” he continued.

“It’s been left to the Greens to show the way again, by developing ‘Energy 2029’ - our detailed plan for how to meet Western Australia’s south-west grid electricity demand entirely through energy efficiency, fuel-switching, and a range of renewable energy technologies that exist today.

“Get in touch with the times, Mr Barnett: the insurance industry, our tireless emergency services volunteers, Local Government, the people of WA can all see what is going on and they want action,” Mr Chapple concluded.

Energy 2029 plan: http://www.greenswa.net.au/energy2029


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