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Government urged to pause on zero carbon legislation

Published: Tue 4 Jun 2019 10:45 AM
The Government is being urged to call a pause on the zero carbon legislation until a proper cost benefit analysis has taken place.
As it stands experts believe it will cost a lot and achieve little.
Conservation group 50 shades of green is asking the government to immediately hit the pause button, check the policy settings and have a full cost benefit analysis.
50 shades of green spokesperson, Mike Butterick said that the legislation as it stood was a recipe for financial and environmental disaster.
“The legislation is estimated to cost the economy up to $12 billion a year or $8000 for every household,” Mike Butterick said. “Try finding another $160 a week to support political ideology when you’re on the minimum wage[1].
“The way the government is trying to mitigate its carbon emissions is nothing more than a band aid which will achieve nothing long term.
“It is incredibly short sighted by our current politicians. Their legacy for future generations will be tarnished.
“50 shades of green want to work to mitigate the effects of climate change but the Zero Carbon Bill won’t do it. It’s not just the opinion of the group but also that of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
“Time now for a pause and a move towards a lasting and long term solution,” Mike Butterick said.

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