Victoria needs an emissions trading scheme


Victoria should work with the Eastern states to develop an emissions trading scheme, like former Premiers Bracks, Beattie and Carr did in 2005.

Their collaboration forced then-Prime Minister John Howard to adopt an emissions trading scheme of his own, given the electricity producing states had already committed to action.

“Inevitably a scheme like this would incentivise clean energy and lead to the retirement of brown coal plants, because they’re the most polluting,” Ellen Sandell said.

“Instead of complaining about the lack of action from the Prime Minister on climate, the Labor Party needs to work with the Greens to establish a Victorian emissions trading scheme,” she said.