Australia in the climate change news

This would certainly be a change. This is how our change of government is being seen from the UK.

GWPF Newsletter 30/08/18
Australian Govt Promises To Abandon Green Subsidies & Ignore Climate Targets
Climate Change Action Off The Agenda Under Morrison Government
Australian’s new Energy Minister Angus Taylor has unveiled a new energy policy focused exclusively on reducing electricity prices, in a strong signal the Morrison government will abandon all efforts to lower carbon emissions. The move comes a week after the issue of climate change precipitated the ousting of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.  —The New Daily, 30 August 2018

 

Renewable energy subsidies and emission-reduction targets will be replaced with a focus on lowering electricity prices under the Morrison government. New Energy Minister Angus Taylor said the federal energy policy has been “a mess” and says the fact prices have soared while blackouts persist means something has “gone terribly wrong”. The Daily Telegraph understands emission-reduction will also play no future role in ­energy policy. —The Daily Telegraph, 30 August 2018

The new Prime Minister — who took a lump of coal into parliament and accused Labor of “coalaphobia” — is under pressure from colleagues to support clean-coal technology. Whether it’s marginal seats in Queensland, western Sydney or Victoria, the message is clear: voters want action on energy prices, not emissions targets. –Geoff Chambers,The Australian, 28 August 2018

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