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Labor distributes more information about its new emissions policy.
Here’s more information on what the plan will do, depending on the job:
* Upgrade the power grid to repair power transmission and lower electricity prices.
* Making Electric Vehicles Cheaper with Electric Car Discount and Australia’s First National Electric Vehicle Strategy.
* Adopt the recommendation of the Business Council of Australia for installations already covered by the Government Safeguard Mechanism that emissions should be reduced gradually and predictably over time, in order to support international competitiveness and economic growth, in accordance with the industry’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050.
* Protect the competitiveness of industries exposed to emissions-intensive trade by ensuring that they do not face a greater constraint than their competitors.
* Allocate up to $ 3 billion from the National Labor Reconstruction Fund to invest in green metals (steel, alumina and aluminum); manufacture of clean energy components; hydrogen electrolysers and fuel switching; reduction of agricultural methane and reduction of waste.
* Provide direct financial support for measures that improve energy efficiency within existing industries and develop new industries in the Australian region through a new ‘power the regions’ fund.
* Deploy 85 solar banks across Australia to ensure more households can benefit from rooftop solar power.
* Install 400 community batteries across the country.
* Demonstrate Commonwealth leadership in reducing Australia’s own civil service emissions to net zero by 2030.
* Invest in 10,000 new energy apprentices and a new energy skills program.
* Establish a real-world vehicle fuel testing program to inform consumer choice.
* Work with large companies to provide greater transparency on their climate-related risks and opportunities.
* Restore leadership by restoring the role of the Climate Change Authority, while maintaining decision making and accountability with government and introducing new annual parliamentary reports by the Minister.