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May
06
2015

ERF "designed to fail" - Grattan Institute

 

Source: The Age, 5 May 2015


Proposed safeguards to limit greenhouse gas emissions from big polluters have been designed by the Abbott government to fail, according to the Grattan Institute.


And an analysis by Environment Victoria has found the way Australia's heavy emitting electricity industry is treated under the safeguards would allow power plants to increase emissions by millions of tonnes without being penalised.


In a submission on the government's proposed safeguard design under its climate change plan - known as direct action - the Grattan Institute says the mechanism will not stop emissions increases by heavy industry "because it is not designed to achieve this goal".


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