Deputy Labor Leader Richard Marles says the party’s emissions target is sensible – denying it could lose the Opposition the federal election next year.
Labor on Friday committed to a more ambitious 43 per cent emissions reduction target by 2030.
“What we’ve put in place here is a sensible proposition,” Mr Marles told Sky News Australia.
“We’re looking at investing in renewables, the infrastructure that underpins them, and through that reducing electricity prices, creating jobs and ultimately reducing emissions.
“This is really an economic policy which there is an environmental dividend.”