Continuing their policies of reducing Australia’s emissions, the ALP today announced their latest policy – a phase out of methane emitting cows to be replaced by electric cows.
Much like the ALP’s recent policy target of 50 per cent of new cars sold in Australia to be electric within 11 years, the ALP has set a target of 50 per cent of Australian cows to be electric within 11 years.
According to the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Direct livestock emissions account for around 10 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Moving towards a fully electronic livestock program will help Australia meet its emissions reduction targets.
ALP Environment spokesman, Mark Butler said:
This is a very important policy from the ALP. It shows our commitment to climate action. Under the ALP, the domestic economic and social consequences will always take a back seat to our commitments to the United Nations.
When asked about the impact on the domestic and international beef trade, Mr Butler re-iterated the projections of US Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who warned that without radical action, the world was going to end in 12 years. Mr Butler also noted the secondary benefits of the electric cow policy that it would help better manage the live cattle export compliance issues.