9 May 2015
Letter to the editor Regional Media)
Renewable Energy Target
Just to be clear; the so-called native forest “waste” that is the sticking point in current Renewable Energy Target negotiations is not sawdust or tree stumps or branches. If the industry gets its way it will be thousands of living, breathing trees in State Forests, homes to wildlife, many of them already threatened species.
In NSW these trees can already be classified as “waste” for the woodchipping industry - now desperate to get renewable energy subsidies to prop up its pariah trade. The industry views the RET as its lifeline to a whole new round of subsidies and survival.