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ACT hopes to lead the way in climate change

By Ben Faulks

States and territories need to take the lead when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, and the ACT is already moving in the right direction.

State Environment Minister Simon Corbell explained that the region has set some ambitious reduction targets, with residents of property in Macgregor needing to play their part. 

At present, the ACT has set a 90 per cent renewable energy target by 2020, which forms part of the legislated target of a 40 per cent fall on 1990 levels. 

"We need to work together, sharing information and resources to push towards a decarbonised future and the most effective way of abating carbon is to switch to large-scale renewable energy," emphasised Mr Corbell.

"The cost of meeting our nation-leading target peaks at only about $4 per household per week and this is offset by savings from mandated energy efficiency improvement schemes."

Despite what many groups have suggested, renewable energy generation does not need to be costly, and it can be achievable across the ACT. Local government representatives believe efforts should be made to interact with other regions throughout Australia so everyone can work towards a common carbon reduction goal.

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