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Large scale wind to join the solar under Simon’s plan

By johnboy - 19 September 2012 4

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Simon Corbell, nevermind being in caretaker moder, nevermind that a parliament cannot bind its successors, is laying out his energy plan for the ACT to the year 2020.

“The ACT Labor Government is committed to delivering significant reductions in our carbon emissions with a 40% reduction on 1990 levels, by 2020, and carbon neutrality by 2060, and now I am pleased to detail how we will achieve these targets,” Mr Corbell said.

The key areas of reduction in carbon emissions contained in the climate change strategy include:

— 218,000 tonnes of carbon emissions reduced from the residential sector through increased energy efficiency; restrictions on installations of high emission hot water heaters, continuation of the ACTSmart programs and collaboration with local tertiary education institutions to trial new technologies to produce and store energy;

— 181,000 tonnes reduction in the commercial sector through the possible expansion of the energy efficiency scheme to large businesses and buildings as well as a heating and cooling load map to encourage private investment in low-carbon energy networks;

— 138,000 tonnes reductions through the implementation of the transport for Canberra strategy which will increase public transport frequency to encourage people out of their private vehicles; and

— 1,471,000 tonnes reduction through the deployment of large-scale renewable energy including solar and wind power.

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4 Responses to
Large scale wind to join the solar under Simon’s plan
Truthiness 2:45 pm 19 Sep 12

Carbon credits are just a shell game, we trade our real pollution for some theoretical anti-pollution. There is a reason it is cheaper than reducing our emissions, because it doesn’t reduce our emissions.

Hot tip for you, planting a tree doesn’t actually remove carbon from the carbon cycle, it just delays it a hundred years til the trees rot.

As for the wind plan, about damn time, maybe the greens are having an effect on labour after all

Martlark 2:22 pm 19 Sep 12

If the govt. just used the money to buy carbon credits or the equiv. we could get the green house gas savings at a third to a quarter of the cost. And; there would be no suffocating layer of smug

johnboy 2:07 pm 19 Sep 12

The Liberals are pointing out this will cost $500 per year per house.

http://www.canberraliberals.org.au/LATEST-NEWS/ZED-SESELJA-MLA/CORBELLS-90-ENERGY-TARGET-500-PER-YEAR-PER-HOUSE.asp

Which seems like a bit of a bargain

aidan 12:49 pm 19 Sep 12

Why bother when they continue to allow developments designed like this:

http://bit.ly/Rt6n7z

That is a recent pic (a couple of weeks old). The majority of those new units have no decent solar access, the ones that do have no eaves and face NE and NW.

Thick. Stupid. Unimaginative.

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