Argument: The Kyoto Protocol stimulates new industries

Issue Report: Kyoto Protocol


“Rudd a green light for eco-businesses”. December 1, 2007 – ECO-lobbyists emitted tonnes of greenhouse gases this week as carbonated wine corks popped following the victory of the “lower-emission” Labor Party.
“We’re still drinking bubbly,” said one pro-renewable energy advocate midweek.

The more than 400 businesses operating in the energy efficiency and zero emission industries had despaired for their bottom lines after the Coalition’s Kyoto stand-off had stalled economic incentives to cut greenhouse emissions for 11 years.

Peter Tabuns. “Kyoto-Lite: It’s a Lot Better Than Nothing”. Toronto Globe. 24 July 2001 – Also, there will be some who believe Kyoto is too strong. They will bemoan the economic costs, but conveniently ignore the economic opportunities that are presented by conservation and renewable energy — not to mention the enormous costs if we do nothing.