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Battle of the pulp mill-accounts: Gunns claims greenhouse gas emissions reduced 1.3 million tonnes of CO2-e, a year

Posted by gmarkets on 19 September, 2007

Jim Wilkinson, Member for Nelson, Independent, speaking to the Legislative Council, Parliament of Tasmania, Tasmania, 30 August 2007 said “With the pulp mill commencing operations, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by approximately a net 1.3 million tonnes of CO 2 equivalent per annum.

The accounts:

• firstly, pulp shipments will replace pulpwood shipments at a ratio of approximately one pulp shipment for every four pulpwood shipments made previously;

• secondly, the mill’s additional electrical energy that will be generated and supplied into the National Grid will replace energy produced predominantly from fossil fuels; and

• thirdly, the forestry resources supplying the mill will be harvested under a sustainable regime and so the greenhouse gas impact of processing forest resources will be neutral.”

Erisk Net, 14/9/2007

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