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Greens probe fossil-fuel subsidies

Friday 22 Jun 12

The Government is being accused of undermining its own policy to cut fossil-fuel subsidies, by encouraging oil exploration and giving free carbon credits to internationally exposed emitters.

In Parliament yesterday, Green MP Gareth Hughes said that the policies were effectively subsidies for burning fossil fuels, and at odds with what Environment Minister Amy Adams is telling the world at the Rio+20 conference.

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