Australian Greens Push for More Renewables; Financial Importance of Resource Analysis

Since taking office at the end of 2007, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised a swift reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a rapid deployment of renewables. But Senator Christine Milne, head of the Australian Greens, says that action from political leaders hasn’t matched up with the rhetoric. The coal lobby has such a tight grip on the government, she says, many policies that offer necessary reform are often squelched before they can get any traction.

Senator Milne joins us this week to talk about the need for stricter emissions targets, a national feed-in tariff and stronger political will in Australia.

Also, Ken Westrick, CEO of 3TIER tells us about the growing interest in resource evaluation tools, especially as developers look to save money any way they can during these tight economic times.

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