Tuesday, September 11, 2007

90% In Favour

In a survey done by Newspoll, 9 out of 10 Australians agreed Australia should “aim to produce 25 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020”.

“Australians want to green-up our energy. With a federal election looming it’s now up to the major Australian political parties to show they are committed to a strong mandatory renewable energy target.” (Don Henry, ACF)

A report by ACF, Greenpeace and the Climate Action Network, A Bright Future, found a 25 per cent renewable energy target along with energy efficiency measures would generate $33 billion in new investment and deliver 16,600 new jobs – many of them in rural and regional Australia.

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