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Notice given 14 August 2007

3437  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources—With reference to the proposed Gunns Limited pulp mill: will the mill burn wood to produce electricity; if so: (a) what quantities of greenhouse gases will be produced by the mill’s furnace; and (b) will the electricity produced be sold as ‘green power’ or as environmentally friendly; if so, will native forest wood be used.

3438  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources—With reference to the proposed Gunns Limited pulp mill:

(1) Over the life of the mill, how many tonnes of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, will be produced.

(2) Can the Minister specify how this production of gases will be offset, either by activities outside the premises of the pulp mill or other means.