Energetics Makes Submission to Federal Government on Emissions Trading

01 Mar 2007Archived News Climate Change Matters

On 10 December 2006, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a joint government-business Task Group on Emissions Trading. The Terms of Reference of the Task Group are to examine "what form an emissions trading scheme, both here in Australia and globally, might take to make a lasting contribution to a response to the greenhouse gas challenge, but in a way that does not do disproportionate or unfair damage to the Australian economy…." (Prime Minister's speech to the Business Council of Australia 13 November 2006).


In February 2007 the Task Group released an Issues Paper calling for public comment on Australia's contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Prime Minister has asked the Task Group to report by 31 May 2007.

Energetics submitted a paper in response to the Task Group's Issues Paper. 

Energetics made a similar submission to the National Emissions Trading Taskforce which is available at http://www.emissionstrading.net.au.

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