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Sunday, 02 March 2008 02:19
In one of the other posts I refered to the case being made for Zero Emissions. The article I was refering to is in New Scientist, but I'll post it below in case it expires. From a business perspective you have to start asking the question, "What is the trend in targets", e.g. what do we expect the 2050 target to be IN 2050. If we extrapolate from firmer policy to proposals i.e. last years (business as usual) to Labor (50% by 2050) to Ross Garnault (70-90% reduction by 2050) to new Scientist (100% reduction) then a prudent business would have to presume that the tougher targets are going to come into place sooner or later. I think this means that businesses should be looking at planning for a zero-carbon-emissions world, because it will come sooner or later, and being ahead of the curve is likely to bring opportunities, while being behind the curve gets expensive - especially at the carbon prices likely to be needed to get emissions down quickly.