– a little – Seems it’s not selling so well anymore Bill? – Don’t tell me.
Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten at the National Press Club in Canberra today.
The Australian 3:57PM January 31, 2017
‘Jobs in renewables’
Mr Shorten believes there are many blue collar jobs in wind and solar but he may be backing away from his strong renewable energy target. The Labor leader says a “proper renewable energy policy” will create jobs for Australians.
“There are real jobs, not just jobs for the scientists, but jobs for blue collar workers, jobs for engineers, jobs for designers.”
But although he was specifically questioned on the cost of Labor’s target to have half Australia’s energy generated from renewables by 2030 — more than double the government’s 2020 target — he would not say the 50 per cent figure.
“Let’s have a look at the opportunity cost of not acting on climate change: more drought, more … negative impact on our tourism industries, more extreme weather events,” he said.
“If we don’t take action on renewable energy, the costs will increase anyway, so let’s … not compare one proposition with a vacuum, because it’s not going to be a vacuum if we do nothing.”
Droughts are normal Bill, waiting, waiting, waiting.
The negative effect on tourism is climate alarmism, Bill.
Punters are ready take a chance on the weather Bill – their power bills have doubled!