Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oh The Irony!

I read that Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman is currently on a trip to Abu Dhabi - a city known for its use of solar power and public transport. In fact, it aims to be the world's first carbon-neutral city.

My local member, Ronan Lee (The Greens) pointed out the irony...

It's a sad day when the oil producers of the Middle East can see the benefits of basing their economy on renewable energy but our leaders in Queensland can't

In other news, Ronan Lee and federal Greens leader Bob Brown have announced the Greens' plan to build two solar-thermal power stations (big enough to power 600,000 homes and business) and intiate energy efficiency plans. Apart from saving energy and reducing greenhouse pollution, it would also create 7600 jobs.

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