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Ethanol mandate to be introduced despite lack of evidence on net benefits to Qld

Earlier this week, the Queensland Government introduced into Parliament a bill for a 2 per cent ethanol mandate (see this Brisbane Times report). This measure appears designed to placate Katter’s Australian Party, which is looking out for cane growers who … Continue reading

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Ethanol mandate should not proceed without cost-benefit analysis

Before the Queensland Government commits to the 2 per cent ethanol mandate proposed in the biofuels discussion paper, it should commission a cost-benefit analysis to ensure that the costs the mandate will impose on motorists, estimated at over $4 million … Continue reading

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