That’s the view of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), in a document commenting on the draft detailed design of the National Energy Guarantee .
“The NEG is a useful first step towards climate change mitigation but it still falls far short of what is required to deal with emissions,” said Dr Matt Wenham, Executive Director, Policy.
“Meeting the Government’s target of reducing emissions by 26 per cent by 2030 cannot be done by the electricity sector alone. We need a plan for reducing emissions in transport, direct combustion and agriculture.
“Even in the electricity sector, the proposed emissions reduction trajectory lacks ambition and will slow investment, putting jobs and growth in renewables at risk.
“And the NEG doesn’t even cover electricity generation in West Australia and the Northern Territory.”
ATSE is also calling for:
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