Australia’s Shadow Treasury Asks Government How to Achieve New Emissions Targets


Australia’s shadow finance minister, Angus Taylor, criticized the Labor government’s 43% emission target and called for an explanation of how to secure the necessary electricity supply to businesses and homes.

Comments come after thousands of homes on Australia’s east coast have struggled to meet demand as the country wobbles at the edge of energy shortages after the darkness on Monday.

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Taylor said Sky news On Sunday, he said there was “no doubt” about rising pressure on energy prices around the world, and that it was a “major challenge.”

“I’m pointing out that there are wise actions that can be taken to relieve these pressures,” he said.

Taylor denied that the coalition should not be held responsible for the current power crisis and instead attributed it to the incumbent Labor government.

The former Minister of Energy and Emissions claimed that the coalition had succeeded in containing Australia’s gas prices prior to the elections.

“We’ve been working hard for a long time to make sure we have the right candy and whip system in place, rather than blaming gas producers,” he said. “To work with them to get more supply in the market … and carrots in terms of sticking to 80 GSM.”

“It went to electricity prices. Household electricity prices fell by 8%, small businesses by 10%, and industry by 4%.”

Taylor said the opposition said the policy was as the Labor Party promoted an ambitious 80% renewable energy target and a 43% emission reduction target by 2030 and eradicated the previous administration’s 26-28% emission reduction. He claimed he did not believe it was feasible within eight years.

“It’s always about how to do it. Unless you know how to do it, you don’t commit to your goals,” he said.

“They don’t explain how to harden it. They say they’ll build a lot of power lines, but there will be extension cords without PowerPoint.”

Meanwhile, the leader of the opposition party Peter Dutton On Sunday, Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen and regulators said they were responsible for the current energy crisis.

“It was Chris Bowen’s failure in his response and regulatory. If they say the company played this, you’re the company playing it when Angus Taylor was the minister of this space. Don’t you think you were trying? Of course, he was able to do that and keep the lights on, “Dutton told ABC Insider on Sunday morning.

Dutton warned that the difficulties facing the energy market are “night problems,” but said he was not opposed to investing in renewable energy.

“It’s not a problem that happens during the day,” he said.

On June 17, Bowen said at a summit hosted by a group of investors on climate change in Sydney, the government would provide companies with a “framework, certainty and partnership” to encourage investment in green energy. rice field.

“By unleashing our investment, we show that the global climate emergency is certainly an Australian employment opportunity,” he told the summit.

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is a Sydney-based reporter. She covers Australian news with a focus on social, cultural and identity issues. She is fluent in Vietnamese. Contact her at [email protected].