The so called sustainability initiatives are so timid that they must have come from a brainstorming session of things which sound good but won’t actually achieve a thing. Let’s look at them:
* A one cent a kilo rubbish tax.
* A biofuels target of 3.4% by 2013 which will miss the Kyoto commitment period entirely
* A PR scam where six Govt Depts will plant trees to offset their carbon emmissions. This will represent (I guess – actual data welcome) less than 0.1% of emmissions I predict. At that rate by the year 3007 we may be carbon neutral.
This isn’t even tinkering at the margins. It’s less than that.