Premier Steven Marshall Has Hinted At A Big Climate Announcement For SA

Feb 11, 2020


Some of the more “outrageous” climate change deniers will be left behind as renewable energy grows “exponentially” and the Premier hints at bringing forward a net-zero target date for SA, says FIVEaa’s David Penberthy.

The Australian government is currently considering a net-zero emissions target by 2050 [source:].

Penbo told FIVEaa Breakfast on Tuesday:

“I had a chat to the Premier Steven Marshall about a week ago where he revealed that not only is South Australia still committed to this target but the Premier said -- and he hasn’t 100 per cent said this but he’s more than intimated it -- that the SA government is actually looking at bringing that target date forward…

“We’re going to be getting more than three quarters of the state’s power from renewables by the year 2025 and the Premier has said at some point this year, my understanding is the first half of this year, he’s going to be issuing his own updated climate statement, which is going to put some clarity around the 2050 net-zero emissions target.

“This is where the Barnaby Joyce forces are going to look increasingly isolated. We even saw it yesterday with the column that Andrew Bolt wrote where after the fact he tried to say he’s always believed in climate change.

“The world is moving at a pace that is going to leave some of the more outrageous deniers behind…”