Reaping Green Dividends?

The Carbon Sense Coalition today claimed that the carbon policies of the federal government were destroying regional industry. The Chairman of Carbon Sense, Mr Viv Forbes, said that processing of our primary products requires cheap reliable electricity, which will never be supplied by green energy toys.

“Recently Xstrata announced plans to cease smelting and refining copper in Queensland. Then Blue Scope Steel was forced to reduce production and shed workers. Now Rio has signalled the sale of its aluminium processing empire. Next we can expect that a large coal fired electricity generator will be unable to repay its debts.

“All of these unloved projects have one thing in common – all rely heavily on carbon fuels such as coal and gas.

“Not one of these operations could survive if forced to use costly and unreliable wind or solar power. And all are threatened by the toxic carbon tax.

“The  74 green lemmings  in Parliament have given us “certainty” – the certainty of capital flight and job losses.

“Are we prepared for the new green future where jobless Australians survive from backyard vegie gardens, poaching kangaroos and wild pigs from carbon credit forests and cooking with biomass on a wood stove?

“Of course we will enjoy pirate movies downloaded at the speed of light using the NBN (as long as the sun is shining or the wind blows).”


Viv Forbes


The Carbon Sense Coalition