Saturday, August 8, 2009

Do we need a "Renewable Energy Target Bill" ?

Linked to Labor's ETS/CRPS bill is their Renewable Energy Target Bill which they hope to sneak approval of. Why on earth is the Liberal Party supporting it? The Liberals seem to be a branch of the Labor Party!

The idea of having a mandatory goal for renewable energy was brought in by the Howard Government at a suitable low level of 2% probably as a sop to the Greens. Now Christine Milne sees the opportunity of really putting the Australian economy in Green Shackles by helping Labor boost the target to 20% by year 2020.

This goal of approx 60,000 GWh in 2020 will come predominantly from windfarms and will deliver emissions reductions of 342 tonnes of Greenhouse Gases, so they say!

An independent analysis of wind power generation in Australia has shown it to be a total disaster and not worth the effort of doing. Read about it in Terry McCrann's article "Sanity Still Blowing in the Wind" in the Herald Sun, August 4, 2009

We don't NEED any mandatory target for renewable energy in Australia. Renewable energy will come on its own accord when it is viable to do so without Government coersion or subsidy. We don't want expensive Green Power.

What do you think?