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  • Motions Coal
  • Motions - Coal - From coal to clean energy market

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Christine Milne</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2012-03-15.31.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/christine_milne), which means the motion was unsuccessful.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >> *(i) China's twelfth 5 year plan is expected to introduce caps on coal use from 2015,*
  • >> *(ii) the price of coking coal has already dropped some 40 per cent in the past year, due in large part to a drop in China's demand for imported coal,*
  • >> *(iii) China expects utility scale solar power to out-compete new coal-fired power stations by the end of the decade, while the Indian Government expects the cost crossover as soon as 2016,*
  • >> *(iv) India's economic giant, Tata Power, has publicly stated that its new investments will favour renewable energy, as coal power is becoming 'impossible' to develop,*
  • >> *(v) the Australian Bureau of Resource and Energy Economics (BREE) continues to predict that coal exports will double over the next two decades, and*
  • >> *(vi) Australia is leaving itself economically exposed by focusing on the development of coal export infrastructure; and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to:*
  • >> *(i) require BREE to review its modelling based on the current geopolitics of coal, and*
  • >> *(ii) rethink Australia's economic settings, which assume ongoing increases in the coal export market, and instead look to broaden Australia's economic base and build a more competitive clean energy economy.*
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a)&#160;&#160;&#160;notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(i)&#160;&#160;&#160;China's twelfth 5 year plan is expected to introduce caps on coal use from 2015,</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(ii)&#160;&#160;&#160;the price of coking coal has already dropped some 40 per cent in the past year, due in large part to a drop in China's demand for imported coal,</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(iii)&#160;&#160;&#160;China expects utility scale solar power to out-compete new coal-fired power stations by the end of the decade, while the Indian Government expects the cost crossover as soon as 2016,</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(iv)&#160;&#160;&#160;India's economic giant, Tata Power, has publicly stated that its new investments will favour renewable energy, as coal power is becoming 'impossible' to develop,</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(v)&#160;&#160;&#160;the Australian Bureau of Resource and Energy Economics (BREE) continues to predict that coal exports will double over the next two decades, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(vi)&#160;&#160;&#160;Australia is leaving itself economically exposed by focusing on the development of coal export infrastructure; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b)&#160;&#160;&#160;calls on the Government to:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(i)&#160;&#160;&#160;require BREE to review its modelling based on the current geopolitics of coal, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(ii)&#160;&#160;&#160;rethink Australia's economic settings, which assume ongoing increases in the coal export market, and instead look to broaden Australia's economic base and build a more competitive clean energy economy.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">John Hogg</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion moved by Senator Milne be agreed to.</p>