GAS-FIRED POWER PLANTS —
EMISSIONS — PREMIER'S COMMENTS
1156. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House
representing the Premier:
I refer to the Premier's
comments last week declaring, ''Gas produces less than half the
emissions of coal''. Will the Premier please table the information that
supports this claim?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
gas emits 50 to 60 per cent less carbon dioxide when combusted in a gas power
plant compared with emissions from a comparably aged coal plant is an
internationally accepted principle.