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Victorian election – Labor better for renewable energy

an estimated 650 new jobs would be created each year through to 2016 in the construction and operation of renewable energy facilities……

Clean Energy Council Backs Brumby Renewable Energy News :by Energy Matters, 17 Nov 10, The Clean Energy Council (CEC) of Australia has thrown its support behind the Brumby Labor Government ahead of this month’s state election, after an independent report found Victoria would benefit by up to $9 billion in renewable energy investment under current State Government policies.
The CEC commissioned consulting firm Carbon Market Economics to report into the renewable energy policies of both Victorian Labor and the Coalition and their impact on the growth of the clean energy market . The report found that under current operational schemes and renewable energy incentives Victoria could expect to increase clean energy capacity by a substantial 3000 megawatts by 2016, the equivalent of powering an estimated 1.2 million homes.

It also found that an estimated 650 new jobs would be created each year through to 2016 in the construction and operation of renewable energy facilities……
While stressing that the CEC was an apolitical organisation, chief executive Matthew Warren said it did campaign for policies which created the best environment for the development of clean energy, or against any party whose policy would restrict its growth.

“There’s no doubt that substantial wind farm investment and jobs will immediately leave Victoria if the Coalition’s current policies were adopted. This could effectively cripple the wind industry,” Mr Warren said.Clean Energy Council Backs Brumby : Renewable Energy News :

November 17, 2010 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, energy, politics, solar, Victoria | , , , , , ,

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