30,000 jobs created by emissions trading scheme

The debate about the Federal Government’s emissions trading scheme is still raging, with environmental groups on opposite sides of the fence in regards to the impact of the scheme.

The Climate Institute has released a report indicating that the Federal Government’s emissions trading scheme has the potential to boost the economy, creating over 30,000 new jobs.

Climate Institute’s John Connor said the scheme will be very beneficial and create “real jobs, real plans and real projects.”

“”There are jobs that are growing already in these sectors and they’ll grow a lot more as we take the policies that will clean up economy. That’s up to 30,000 jobs and over $30 billion worth of investment.”

However, the Minerals Council believe the opposite, releasing a report last week showing the emissions trading scheme would cost 23,500 mining jobs.

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