Statement on Climate Change Framework
Feb. 24, 2011
Shell today welcomed the Government’s progress towards a climate change framework for Australia.
The company has long been an advocate for progressive policies to tackle climate change, to ensure positive environmental outcomes, while not adversely impacting on Australia’s prosperity.
Shell believes a carbon pricing system should encourage investment in the technological developments needed to raise energy efficiency and lower CO2 emissions, without distorting international competition.
Shell looks forward to a robust debate on the policy’s detail with the Government and other stakeholders, particularly in regard to how trade-exposed industries such as local refineries and LNG developments are treated.
The company supports the process the Federal Government has established, and will continue to work through its representation on the Business Roundtable on Climate Change.
Quotes can be attributed to Ann Pickard, Country Chair, Shell Australia