Business and academic leaders urge new conversation about coal-free future | Environment | The Guardian

Policy experts at a leaders forum in Canberra say Australia will inevitably decarbonise its economy, and the sooner the better.

 Policy experts at a leaders forum in Canberra say Australia will inevitably decarbonise its economy, and the sooner the better. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

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A group of business and academic leaders have bemoaned the “huge gap” between what experts say ought to be done to decarbonise Australia’s economy and the public’s willingness to accept such a policy.

They want Australia’s leaders to restart a conversation after the federal election about the need to transition the economy towards renewable and cleaner energy.

They also say the public may not realise it but a carbon price has already been built into Australia’s economy with the Turnbull government’s decision, at the Paris climate conference last year, to reduce emissions to 26% to 28% on 2005 levels by 2030

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/22/business-and-academic-leaders-urge-new-conversation-about-coal-free-future

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