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 Angus Taylor: Australia “committed to the Paris Agreement”

11.12.19. With PM Morrison’s constant dodging of the Paris Agreement, a matter most unpopular to most clear-thinking Australians, all doubts have been blown away by the embattled ‘messenger’ of bad tidings, Energy minister Angus Taylor freshly returned from the climate Kool-Aid-fest at Madrid. The shoulders of his coat are worn thin from the collective congratulatory back-slapping. Dutifully following the orders of his boss the two-faced Coalition has cemented their oath to the UN to place an unnecessary financial burden upon all Australians—$14.1bn last year with an added $3.5bn ‘climate solutions package’ announced earlier this year as a good will signal to Australia’s UN masters!
Energy Minister Angus Taylor has declared Australia remains “committed to the Paris Agreement” and called on other countries to ­reduce their emissions in his major address to the UN Climate Change conference in Madrid. Mr Taylor said Australia was backing an “unprecedented wave of clean energy investment” totalling $14.1bn last year and that “strong messages and targets alone won’t address climate change”. 

Source: Geoff Chambers, News Corp

Angus Taylor backs technology to tackle emissions

On the same day that Scott Morrison defended the government’s climate change policies, Mr Taylor told the COP25 summit “the world needs action to reduce emissions” and that Australia backed technology to lead “the global transition to lower emissions”. He also called on COP25 delegates to finalise arrangements for “Paris Agreement carbon markets that give us confidence that traded carbon units represent genuine emissions reductions”.
“The Paris Agreement sent a powerful signal to the world that countries are serious about climate action. Australia is committed to the Paris Agreement,” he said.
Australia has joined the Leadership Group for Industry Transition, a public-private partnership led by India and Sweden, aimed at reducing emissions in “economically important industrial sectors”, including steel, aluminium, cement, aviation and shipping.
The government will use the group, which also includes Britain, Germany and Korea, to encourage Australian businesses to participate and assist in working to lower emissions. Mr Taylor said global economies would transition to lower emissions “only as fast as the deployment of commercially ­viable technologies allow”. He also flagged the government would ­release a long-term strategy to ­reduce emissions next year, focusing on the deployment of “cost-­effective technologies”.
“This means we need to get the right technology to the marketplace when and where it is needed. In Australia, we are developing a Technology Investment Roadmap. The roadmap will establish an enduring, strategic approach to Australia’s clean technology ­investment,” he said. Citing the government’s national hydrogen strategy and boost to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Mr Taylor said renewables supplied more than 25 per cent of the nation’s electricity supply and that Australia had the world’s highest uptake of household solar panels.
“This increase has not been without issues and one of Australia’s challenges is to ensure energy remains affordable and reliable as these changes occur. We cannot move faster than the technology allows,” he said.
“Our long-term strategy to reduce emissions is focused on deploying cost-effective technologies and we will be releasing a more detailed tech­nology strategy next year.”
The strategy will be in addition to the $3.5bn climate solutions package announced earlier this year, aimed at ensuring Australia’s 2030 target is met or exceeded.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister said the government’s climate change policies were being developed from the “sensible centre”.
“Our actions on climate change are getting the results they’re ­intended to get — reducing emissions and meeting our targets,” he said. “The policies we’re pursuing capture that sensible centre, which understands our need to balance both meeting the needs of sustainability in our environment and ­ensuring that we meet the economic needs of our nation.”

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  • Graham Richards 11/12/2019, 6:48 am

    Australians will now be committed to getting rid of the treacherous Morrison Government.

    I’ve always said that this Accord will be fully implemented by Turnbull #2.
    Currently they’re busy driving the farmers, beef producers & dairy producers off the land in accordance with Paris. Notice the price of petrol & diesel heading north with not a single protest from government. Their target $3.50/$4.00 per litre to drive motorists off the road. It’s coming soon!

    Only last week I commented that Angus Taylor was headed to Madrid ready to hand over more $$$$$ billions to the United Nations!

  • pattoh 11/12/2019, 7:51 am

    You have to marvel at the parallels between the “Shagfest & Bunfights”they have at these Climate conferences & the Junkets on offer for our politicians at all 3 levels of government to fly to China & “Marvel at the Miracle”.

    Both groups seem to have spin doctors & glad handers from the same school.

    & perhaps I should add the bankers who came from merchant banks to parliament.

    What do non registered foreign agents look like?

    Which offshore tax haven gives the best deals?

    “Black Economy” indeed!

  • Phil 11/12/2019, 8:04 am

    The father of One World Government by global climate change.
    Masterminded by Canadian socialist/Marxist and multimillionaire Maurice Strong.
    Strong believed the UN should become a world government with “environmentalism” the key driver. He believed: “The concept of national sovereignty … will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental co-operation.

    Strong exploited this culture to ensure climate change became so embedded in global politics that few Western politicians would have the courage to challenge it, no matter how exaggerated its claims, or the financial cost.
    By Christopher Booker

    • DT 11/12/2019, 11:48 am

      Maurice Strong who was granted asylum in Communist China when Canadian authorities were after him for stealing water from an aquifer for bottling and selling illegally.

      His connections in Communist China began when his cousin became the girlfriend of Chairman Mao, author of the Little Red Book.

      No doubt in my mind that the new world order would be modelled on Communist China style of controlled and managed capitalism for comrades who meet the approval of the Communist Party in China.

  • Albert 11/12/2019, 9:00 am

    Is there something about Energy Ministers that is not quite right? We have Angus Taylor pressing the wrong buttons at federal level while NSW has Energy Minister Matt Kean becoming an expert on climate change being the cause bushfires.

  • crankykoala 11/12/2019, 9:13 am

    All these $billions to the corrupt UN. How many coal fired/nuclear power stations could that build in Australia?

    • DT 11/12/2019, 12:00 pm

      So far several if the money spent on renewables (so called) energy had been spent on coal or nuclear power generators.

      I produced figures a few months ago showing that to replace NSW Liddell Power Station with wind turbines and related back up would cost three to four new Liddell HELE Power Stations.

      So nameplate installed capacity of 2,000 MW would get us 6-8,000 MW of new generator capacity.

      Capacity factor better than 90% of nameplate verses capacity factor of 30% for wind.

      Remove the subsidies and penalties against coal and gas fired power stations and the ridiculous auction price system for electricity and the profiteering factor of now would disappear, no more investment forthcoming.

      • luk1955 11/12/2019, 6:48 pm

        Wind generators generate power only 8% of their life. 30% is way too much. That 30% must take into account the hot air coming from the mouths of politicians and bureaucraps.

      • DT 12/12/2019, 1:16 pm

        Luke, not disagreeing, but the AEMO official capacity factor for wind farms is 30-35% of nameplate capacity.

  • Aktosplatz 11/12/2019, 9:55 am

    This speech by Angus Taylor is Pure Turnbull.

    (“He also called on COP25 delegates to finalise arrangements for “Paris Agreement carbon markets that give us confidence that traded carbon units represent genuine emissions reductions”.)

    We have been betrayed again, by the Liberal Party. I’m not surprised though, and will continue to put them at the bottom of my ballot paper, Taylor is pure filth.

    • DT 11/12/2019, 11:54 am

      Does that mean Australia is querying the COP25 objective so “give us confidence that traded carbon units represent genuine emissions reduction”, as compared to wealth creation for emissions trading scheme purposes?

      The Liberal and National parties opposed the original PM Rudd Labor ETS and were very annoyed when Opposition Leader Mansion supported Rudd, resulting in him being replaced by Tony Abbott as Opposition Leader in 2006. The Abbott Government later repealed Labor’s carbon tax and renewable energy surcharge levied on electricity bills.

      Labor Minister Greg Combet was manoeuvred into admitting Labor’s plan for their carbon tax to become part of the EU ETS and I understand that PM Mansion was in favour. No surprise.

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