As the carbon tax legislation continues to be debated in Parliament, a story in today’s Canberra Times shows up some of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s misleading claims about renewables.
Earlier this week, Mr Abbott is reported to have said there was no way you could have a solar-powered steel mill or a wind-powered manufacturing plant. Unfortunately for Mr Abbott, such projects are already under way. In Germany, BMW is building wind-turbines at its Leipzig manufacturing plant that will provide electricity to assemble hundreds of vehicles per day. And in Britain, Ford’s diesel assembly plant is already completely windpowered.
Parliament agreed yesterday to sit for an extra five hours on Tuesday “to facilitate debate” on the government’s 19 carbon price Bills.