LETTER: Get serious about cutting emissions

Electricity generation is 33 per cent of Australia’s CO2 emissions. If the pollies honestly want to cut emissions without making a basic necessity more expensive, they would do the following:

  1. Improve public transport
  2. Put most freight between Melbourne and Brisbane on a new, double railway line through Sydney
  3. No more charter flights for pollies. The Royal family fly BOAC so our PM should fly Qantas
  4. More bush fire preventions

Currently there are 700 coal-fired power stations under construction in Asia and it Australia does not lock in long term contracts for coal supply to new power stations, it could end up like our gas and all our coal will be going overseas and not available to us.

A daily Google search on electricity generation will show how unreliable renewables are. The Finkle Report, if adopted, will put into poverty.

Bob Charters