Simon gets all misty eyed on carbon

johnboy 12 May 2009 6

To his already pale complexion Simon Corbell now appears to be trying to add a green tinge. (We can only hope no-one mistakes him for a zombie and takes a shovel to his head)

The ABC reports that he’s announced a target of zero net carbon emissions for the ACT.

Before anyone gets excited by this courageous vision note two things:

    1) There is no timetable for meeting the target

    2) There is no budget for meeting this target

So it’s rather more “aspirational” in nature than anything concrete. A bit like hoping to exercise more or drink less booze without ever really doing anything about it.

Instead it’s another thing to be thrown on the table when policy is discussed in rooms adjoining the corridors of power. (Because they do such a good job within the existing parameters?)

UPDATED: For the brave few who are genuinely interested Simon’s media release has made its way online.

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6 Responses to Simon gets all misty eyed on carbon
Peanut Peanut 8:13 pm 12 May 09

So when is he going to stop breathing?

taninaus taninaus 6:15 pm 12 May 09

Or if you are Carolie le C on 666 this morning – it is “inspirational!” at least I had fun yelling at the radio.

Sounds good – just like NoWaste by 2010 did!

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:37 am 12 May 09

Mmmmm, ok. A few questions.
1. What is our current carbon ouput?
2. How much of the above would be considered as being offset by the rather large concentration of trees in our parks and forests and the algae in the lake?
3. Is labor just doing a feel good wanky “no carbon” deal that means absolutely nothing to keep the greens happy?

I suspect the answers to the above would be:
1 Bugger all compared to all other Aus capitals.
2 Pretty much all of it.
3 yes.

Thumper Thumper 11:16 am 12 May 09

Aspirational, the new buzz word in ACT politics.

LG LG 10:30 am 12 May 09


LG LG 10:28 am 12 May 09

Because we did so well with NoWaste 2010!

New nubmer plate slogan?
ACT – The Aspirational Territory

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