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Ron Knapp

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Ron Knapp has been the CEO of the Australian Aluminium Council (AAC) since 2001, after some years heading the World Coal Institute.

Climate Change "Dirty Dozen"

In a talk given in Australia on 20 February 2006, Clive Hamiliton (director of the Australia Institute) identifies Ron Knapp as one of Australia's climate change "dirty dozen" (these include: Hugh Morgan, John Eyles, Ron Knapp, Alan Oxley, Peter Walsh, Meg McDonald, Barry Jones, Chris Mitchell, Ian MacFarlane, Alan Moran, Malcolm Broomhead, and John Howard):

"The Australian Aluminium Council has without question been the most powerful and effective fossil fuel lobby group in Canberra. Devoted almost singlemindedly to heading off action on greenhouse, it has regularly squashed any thought of seriously tackling Australia’s emissions by threatening to take aluminium smelters offshore, there to exploit lax environmental standards in poor countries whose governments it can push around. Ron Knapp has been the CEO of the Australian Aluminium Council (AAC) since 2001, after some years heading the World Coal Institute. Before that he was a senior bureaucrat in Canberra. Knapp’s predecessor at AAC, David Coutts, should also share some of the blame." [1]

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  1. Membership, Australian Industry Greenhouse Network, accessed September 30, 2007.

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