Saturday, June 07, 2008

Green Car Innovation Fund Productivity Commission and Rudd Spin

Mr. Rudd's gullible acceptance of the hypothesis of global warming will ensure that the $500 million, (supposedly for low-emission car manufacturing) will just be a hand-out to unions.

"Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he is determined to see green cars made in Australia, despite the Productivity Commission's warning that subsidising their production will not bring down greenhouse gases. The Federal Government will spend $500 million from 2011 to encourage low-emission and fuel-efficient car manufacturing in Australia." Read more ...

"The union representing car industry workers has backed the Federal Government's $500 million plan to help the industry build more energy efficient cars. The Green Car Innovation Fund has been criticised in a Productivity Commission study which says it will do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The study also found a reduction in Government assistance to the automotive industry would benefit the economy. But Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) spokesman Ian Jones says the Productivity Commission analysis is not credible. We have grown to expect this sort of rubbish from them, they have historically been anti-manufacturing industry," he said.

Mr. Rudd's gullible acceptance of the hypothesis of global warming will ensure that the $500 million, (supposedly for low-emission car manufacturing) will just be a hand-out to unions. It would be good for all concerned if he took his own spin less seriously and asked why temperatures are not rising in line with carbon dioxide. Typical Rudd style over substance message; you know how it goes 'change' rather that 'policy', probably where Obama's getting his cues.

See also, Green car fund to hurt economy

1 comment:

Donna Francis said...

WE launched our EV ME electric Mazda 2 two days ago, with very nice interest.

http://tamworth.iprime.com.au/depts/primenews/story.asp?id=3061&title=(video)

Donna Francis