Workers boost work and promise to reduce emissions by 43% by 2030


The Australian Labor Party has promised to reduce Australia’s emissions, create jobs and reduce electricity tariffs when it comes to power in the next election.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese announced a long-awaited emission policy on Friday, saying it would cut emissions by 43% by 2030 and “put Australia on track for net zero by 2050.”

This policy, called Powering Australia, will create 604,000 jobs for Albanese, five of which will be created locally, and by 2025, family and business electricity bills will be reduced by $ 275 a year compared to today. I promised.

“All the major economies in the world are heading for renewable energy. If we don’t capture this moment and invest in our renewable energy sector, Australia will be left behind and left behind,” he said.

“The Morrison administration cannot and will not face this challenge. The workforce, like us, creates jobs, financial opportunities, and cheap electricity across the Australian region.

“What we didn’t do was hire the target and then undo it.”

Opposition leaders also said his plan would spur a $ 76 billion investment, inject $ 3 billion in clean energy, make electric cars cheaper, and install 400 community batteries nationwide.

Labor has agreed to gradually increase its obligations to polluters through strengthening the government’s existing safeguard mechanism, but the coalition has dubbed the move a stealth carbon tax.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison prior to the start of labor policy Said Albanese’s emission targets will push up electricity prices and unemploy people.

“I don’t agree that it’s the right policy for Australia. I don’t think the policy is in the right balance,” he said.

“Being net zero by 2050 means investing in the technology to get there by 2050. By pushing up people’s electricity bills and making people unemployed. Do not do. “

The coalition government forecasts a 30-35% reduction target for 2030, achieving a 26-28% emission reduction at the 2005 level.

“Workers haven’t learned anything since the last election, which is what today’s announcement shows,” he said. “When the opposition doesn’t learn in the opposition, that doesn’t mean they’re safe, they’re as dangerous as usual.”

This discussion was repeated by Energy Minister Angus Taylor. Angus Taylor said Albanese had previously claimed that the 45 percent target was a “mistake.”

“He now says 43 percent is okay,” he said. “There is nothing safe about the goal of pushing up electricity prices. Without a clear plan to ensure that key Australian industries such as agriculture, mining and manufacturing will be maintained for years to come. For example, there is nothing safe about policy. “

Meanwhile, Adam Band, the leader of the Greens Said He claimed that he was “extremely disappointed with the surrender of workers to Morrison,” and that Australia’s climate target should reduce emissions by 75% by 2030.

“These goals take us beyond the point of no return. The liberals will cross the cliff at 200km / h, but the Labor Party promises to do it at 180km / h. “Band said.

According to a study from a progressive think tank, the Australian Institute shows that about a quarter of the 1010 people surveyed see climate change as the most important political issue, much like the economy. increase.

Climate change was rated as the most important issue for 30% of Labor voters, and 37% of coalition voters considered the economy a top priority.

The October Business Council helped reduce emissions by 46 to 50 percent by 2030.

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is a Sydney-based Vietnamese reporter with a focus on Australian news. Contact her at [email protected].