Environment Victoria sets test for government pledge to be ‘climate leader’

state_comparisonsNEWMinister for Environment Lisa  Neville says decarbonisation is key component of government’s climate review…work with different groups to set policy direction.

  • Emission limits for coal power plants to see them phased-out over time.
  • Strengthened climate change laws, including giving EPA powers to regulate greenhouse gases.
  • Programs to make homes and businesses more energy efficient, including retrofitting one million low income households by 2025.

On renewable energy, Environment Victoria says the Andrews government should hold “reverse-auctions” to buy power from new wind and solar projects, among other measures…Environment Victoria’s report – Six Steps to Climate Leadership – sets out markers green group thinks the Andrews government should hit…Amid recommendations is goal of totally decarbonising State. As part of that, it wants Victoria to set ambitious interim targets, such as a minimum 25 per cent cut to emissions from 2000 levels by 2020.

 

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