PM Gillard to Offer Cash for Clunkers for New Climate Policy
Sydney (AFP) – Due to a lot of changes and climate disturbances, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard offers to take some old cars replaced and be get rid off of it on the road. There is about at least 400 million dollars pledged estimated around 360 million US. With her plans on running for the second time for the ruling centre-left Labor party, she said that she would willingly offer a 2,000 dollar rebate for people to trade their old cars that are purchased and or built before 1995.
The reason is that, they are spewing a lot of pollution source, thus affecting and contributing environment. She reiterated the she wanted to help some Australians to update their motor vehicle aside from that they are old and uses a lot of petrol.
She has plans on imposing mandatory carbon emissions standards for cars that weighs around 3.5 tonnes or less if she will be elected on August 21, this will help save up to 2.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in every year.
She said, “When we look at climate change and our nation’s carbon footprint, light vehicles contribute about 10 percent of that carbon footprint. So the practical measures we can take to make a difference to the kind of vehicles people drive, how they travel, make a real difference.”
It may have sounded ineffective for others but the pledge was not taking a positive feedback when the emission trading schemes that was plot out by Kevin Rudd has flanked upon his ratification of the bill for the Koto Protocol. Despite people’s protest Gillard has committed herself to a “market-based” solution as she openly expressed as part of her advocacy to lessen pollution. But Gillard warned that she would only act “in step” with major economies and would be guided by the “assembly” — a group of 150 ordinary Australians — about whether the nation was ready for “transformational change.”