Nov 13, 2008

Goff Comments ON EFA Welcome

But we hope that Goff will adopt a similar attitude to the Emissions Trading Scheme. Yes, we know several of our regular comments contributors - including Mr Anonymous will be quick to say we don't need an ETS, but we do need one (or a carbon tax) because we do need to introduce a price on carbon - somehow. We need to incentives behavioral change. If Goff can admit the EFA was a mistake and rushed, why not admit that the ETS was similarly rushed and that some of the last minute changes were done for political reasons as opposed to being good environmental or economic policy. If Goff were to signal a willingness to explore the possibility of a non-partisan approach to improving the policy, this would be a good step forward.