Michelle Lensink

Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Global Warming

I have a supplementary question. Can the minister advise as to the contribution of the CBD of Adelaide to South Australia's overall global warming in terms of the state? What is the CBD's proportion of emissions in proportion to the state?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) ( 15:11 ): I do not have the figures in front of me but they are on the website and the honourable member is invited to go and look it up. They are on the Adelaide City Council website because we had that work done in collaboration; they are also, I understand, on the Department of Environment's website as well.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! The minister is on his feet.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: My understanding is that it is available. If I could remember it off the top of my head I would give it to the council but, failing that, I know they are on the websites of the Adelaide City Council and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

The Hon. D.W. Ridgway interjecting:

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: The Hon. Mr Ridgway is asking me, 'Why don't you go and look at them?' I understand the Hon. David Ridgway has a smart phone and he could avail himself of it and look it up himself. I invite the honourable member to do the same or, if she would like, I will ask my office to provide me with the figures to give to her.

 

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) ( 15:18 ): I seek leave to answer a supplementary question asked by the Hon. Michelle Lensink a few moments ago.

Leave granted.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: I am advised, through quick-working fingers on flat screens that the Hon. David Ridgway did not partake in, that 2014-15 data indicates that the City of Adelaide generated almost one million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from electricity and gas consumption and transport. The split in that, I am advised, is stationary energy 60 per cent and transport 35 per cent.

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