Posts Tagged ‘ BP ’

BCA emissions trading plea risky business: BP

Aug 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The Business Council of Australia’s warning about the economic costs of the Rudd Government’s climate change strategy provoked a strong response yesterday from BP chairman Gerry Hueston. He said that arguments about trade-exposed industries was obscuring the need for Australia to quickly introduce an emissions trading scheme.

PM told: rethink gas plan

Aug 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia, Lead Stories

The industry is concerned that the Government’s proposed emissions trading scheme makes no provision for emissions from the more than $60billion of proposed new natural gas projects, putting that investment in doubt, even though gas usually replaces far dirtier fossil fuels in the countries to which it is exported.