GAS EMISSIONS —
TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:
refer to the response to question without notice 1156 and the fact that
liquefied natural gas is predominantly methane.
(1) Does the
Premier accept that methane is a greenhouse gas?
(2) Does the
Premier accept that according to the International Panel on Climate Change,
methane warms the planet 86 times more than carbon dioxide does?
(3) Will the
Premier concede that he did not take into consideration all factors relating to
gas emissions, including methane, in his response to the claim that gas
produces less than half the emissions of coal?
I do thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. We do not have it in our files. I see all
questions when they come in and I did not see that question, so we might just
check. I certainly have not seen an answer. We might check the process to see
whether something went wrong. If something comes in in the next few minutes, I will
do my best to give it to the member.