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The transition to gas powered energy not easy   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Produced by Melissa Lahoud

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The government plans to make the switch from coal powered electricity to gas powered electricity. It says this is key to lowering carbon emissions. But this transition to gas is taking longer than expected to set up.

The Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has said that the investment into cleaner forms of energy has been weakened by predictions of lower demands for electricity. Renewable energy groups say we should skip straight to sustainable sources, rather than wasting time investing in gas. (Image from FreeFoto.com)

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Dr Vlado Vivoda - research fellow at Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University
Matthew Wright - executive director at Beyond Zero Emissions

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