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Carbon Neutral-energy efficiency

Asked for further information about the Government’s carbon neutral scheme, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that the Government would go carbon neutral by 2012, reducing our overall emissions by 30% by 2020, and offsetting the remainder. This would save an estimated 800,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, which was the equivalent of taking 750,000 cars off the road.

Asked what was being offset, the PMOS replied that we were both reducing our overall emissions by being more energy efficient, and also offsetting the remainder as well.

Asked if that meant planting trees, the PMOS said that he was told that planting tress was the simplistic view of it. People were also investing in energy efficiency in third world countries, for example, too.

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