WA Labor plan to reduce emissions and create jobs

first_imgWA Labor plan to reduce emissions and create jobs Climate CouncilWA Labor plan to reduce emissions and create jobsTHE CLIMATE COUNCIL welcomes the Western Australian Labor Party’s announcement of $240 million to create hundreds of jobs, reduce emissions and boost regional economies.The Labor Government’s plan includes $218 million to manufacture and install standalone power systems, including solar and batteries, across regional WA.“There are huge job opportunities for Western Australians by embracing a rapid transition to renewable energy and clean industries,” said Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie.“Western Australia can be at the forefront of the energy transition by embracing its comparative advantage in renewable energy resources. Regional WA is highly reliant on polluting diesel generators and this announcement will reduce emissions, lower costs and improve the health of many remote communities,” she said.“This is a fantastic step forward for WA that will create jobs and economic opportunities. We look forward to further announcements to reduce emissions in WA’s largest grid, the South West Interconnected System,” said Ms McKenzie.The Climate Council’s Clean Jobs Plan found 10,000 jobs could be created in Western Australia, while also tackling climate change, primarily through ecosystem restoration, large-scale renewable energy, transmission and storage.This announcement follows last week’s ambitious announcement from the state Opposition. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Labor, climate, climate change, Climate Council, council, ecosystem, Government, Labor Party, remote communities, renewable, renewable energy, resources, WA, Western Australialast_img read more