Let's put aside the fact that Julia lied on the carbon tax.
Tony Abbott has also been known to tell a porkie or two, so I reckon that about evens them out.
Let's also put aside whether you are a global warming sceptic or believer.
Let's just look at what we know to be true.
It was June, 2010 when both the Coalition and the Labor Party opposed an amendment by Greens senator Christine Milne to remove wood furnaces from the renewable energy target. If that amendment had passed, South East Fibre Exports would not have proceeded to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars developing a native wood-fired biomass power plant capability.
Fast forward to Julia's Clean Energy Future announcement on July 10 and now creating biomass from native forest waste won't qualify for renewable energy certificates.
On what justification?
Not science, nor global consensus.
The United Nations 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report states:
"In the long term, a sustainable forest management strategy aimed at maintaining or increasing forest carbon stocks, while producing an annual sustained yield of timber, fibre or energy from the forest, will generate the largest sustained mitigation benefit."
Forestry is a carbon positive industry. The government knows this and has acknowledged it.
What's changed? The Greens have the balance of power in the senate.
It's not about science, or economics. It's about politics.
On Tuesday night Mike Kelly attempted to sell Julia's Carbon tax at a community forum with mixed results.
Eden turned out to hear him speak and apart from one or two hecklers he spoke well, and people were glad to hear him.
Painting a bright future for Eden, he built wave and wind energy castles in the air. It didn't address our immediate or medium term need for industry and jobs.
While he builds the dream future, based on clean energy and technology advancement, it would be prudent to shore up what we do have, and ensure SEFE remains viable, and Eden still exists, wouldn't it?