Sunday, June 1, 2008

Bartlett pushes carbon agenda

Posted Sun Jun 1, 2008 1:00pm AEST 

Updated Sun Jun 1, 2008 1:35pm AEST

David Bartlett says final carbon targets will be decided next year. (ABC News: Laurence Palk)

Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett has released more details of his government's plan to cut the state's greenhouse emissions.

Former Premier Paul Lennon has previously indicated plans to cut Tasmania's emissions by at least 60 per cent by 2050, based on 1990 levels.

Mr Bartlett has released details of the Climate Change Bill, which will set interim or sector-based targets.

The Premier says these targets will be decided next year, once the impact of a national emissions trading scheme in Tasmania is fully understood.

He says cutting emissions will be this generation's biggest challenge.

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