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Question Without Notice No. 1186 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 October 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 17 October 2019

GAS EMISSIONS — METHANE

1186. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I 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?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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.