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Victorian election – not a good result for Climate Change action

Mr Baillieu has said he will abandon Labor’s plan for a staged closure of the Hazelwood coal power station….and introducing tougher planning regulations that would prevent wind turbines being erected in tourist areas…..

Coalition has explaining to do on climate targets, The Age, Adam Morton, November 30, 2010“……….Environment Victoria, the state’s main green lobby group, said there were many gaps in the new government’s environment and climate policy stance as it had not outlined its full plans before the election as promised.

The Coalition came under heavy criticism from the environment movement during the campaign, scoring just 22 out of 100 on a subjective rating of its policies. Labor scored 52 and the Greens 93…….

Mr Baillieu has said he will abandon Labor’s plan for a staged closure of the Hazelwood coal power station through a compensation deal negotiated with its owners, International Power.

Other Coalition policies include allowing native forest logging to continue at current levels and introducing tougher planning regulations that would prevent wind turbines being erected in tourist areas and within two kilometres of a home without permission.

It also adopted several of the government’s climate commitments, including a goal of 5 per cent of electricity coming from large-scale solar power plants by 2020, doubling the state’s energy efficiency target and effectively banning new power plants using traditional brown coal technology.

Coalition has explaining to do on climate targets

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November 30, 2010 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, energy, politics, Victoria, wind | , , , , , ,

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