Energy White Paper

April 8 2015 -The government has issued its Energy White paper- you can read summaries -or the whole paper-by clicking the link here

For a critical look at the White Paper and its recommendations follow the link here:

The Climate Council commented that “What they (the government) say: “Electricity produced from fossil fuels, particularly coal, is expected to continue to play a vital role in providing low cost energy around the world until the cost of renewable power becomes more competitive.” What we say: Renewable power is already cost-competitive around the world”.

Commentators have noted that the government’s approach does not factor any climate change agreements into its forecasts. They also note that the predictions are for a strong reliance on fossil fuels into the future.

Churches which are keen to support a move to a greener, more climate friendly energy future will find little support from this document.



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