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Taylor grilled by Labor on emissions, says no to Barnaby’s “free” nuclear fantasy

Taylor recieves repeated warnings to provide answers as the minister for reducing emissions attempts to avoid conceding he is failing his own job title. The post Taylor grilled by Labor on emissions, says no to Barnaby’s “free” nuclear fantasy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Taylor downplayed any chance that the current prohibition on nuclear power developments would be relaxed

via Taylor grilled by Labor on emissions, says no to Barnaby’s “free” nuclear fantasy — RenewEconomy

Taylor faced a barrage of questions from the Labor opposition, pushing Taylor to concede that Australia’s greenhouse gas

Taylor faced a barrage of questions from the Labor opposition, pushing Taylor to concede that Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions have been rising, and seeking responses to suggestions coming from his own coalition ranks that Australia should pursue plans for nuclear power.

As has come to be expected, Taylor relied on his usual spin and obfuscation on Australia’s emissions figures, citing falls in Australian per capita emissions, and highlighting the contribution that the rapid increases in Australia’s natural gas production have had on emissions figures.  ……

Taylor was repeatedly warned by the speaker, Tony Smith, to provide answers relevant to the questions posed by Labor MPs, as the minister attempted to answer direct questions about Australia’s rising emissions by relying on his usual repertoire of spin and misinformation.

Data released the Department of the Environment and Energy has shown that Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions have increased every year since the 2016. The Federal Government’s emissions projections shows that Australia are also not on track to meet its 2030 emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement, and department officials have confirmed that there are no plans to introduce new policies to try and bridge the emissions reduction gap……

Labor also pressed Taylor on the prospect of nuclear power being pursued in Australia, with Labor leaping on the suggestions from former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce that nuclear power should be provided for free to residents living close to any potential nuclear power plant.

Taylor downplayed any chance that the current prohibition on nuclear power developments would be relaxed, but said that the Coalition kept an ‘open mind’ to any proposals around nuclear energy……https://reneweconomy.com.au/taylor-grilled-by-labor-on-emissions-says-no-to-barnabys-free-nuclear-fantasy-82720

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July 23, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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