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  • Senator Joyce said on Wednesday emissions trading would put Australians out of their homes, out of their jobs and would do nothing to counter climate change. He warned of the rise of "eco-totalitarianism" and said he would not be "goosestepping" along with environmentalists. Agriculture Minister Tony Burke called on Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull to get Senator Joyce to retract his comments.

    GREG'S REACTION: I reckon Barnaby Joice is on the money here. The only way emissions trading can reduce consumption is by charging me more for my energy consumption, causing me to forego energy use because I can no longer afford it. Meanwhile, a whole new 'market' gets rich at the expense of the consumer.

    An emission trading scheme does not reduce emissions, it simply puts a price on generating emissions where the major polluters are exempt because it would infringe on their profiteering and the cost is passed down the chain to you and me.


Written by Greg Naylor

15 January 2009 at 12:00 am

Posted in PERSONAL

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  1. Goosestepping along with environmentalists? Hardly. Goosestepping along with the neoliberal “solution” to climate change perhaps. I’m hardly enthusiastic about plans to create property rights out of pollution. I’d Much rather see something concrete done to actually reduce emissions!

    Kieran Bennett

    15 January 2009 at 12:48 am

  2. To my mind, Carbon Trading, compared to energy conservation, is just so much BS. It does not auger well if industry and government can embrace a program that doesn’t focus on reduction of energy consumption as its first priority and leaves the fairies at the bottom of the bloody garden where they belong.


    16 January 2009 at 5:29 pm

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