Opinion

Now we're cooking (ourselves) with gas

Ebony Bennett
By Ebony Bennett
Updated July 1 2021 - 5:03pm, first published September 18 2020 - 6:30pm
Gas didn't even make AEMO's top five list of potential sources of dispatchable power - but the Coalition is looking to divert taxpayer funds earmarked for clean energy into LNG projects. Picture: Shutterstock

Just months after Australia endured its worst climate-fuelled bushfire season on record, the Morrison government is about to starve renewable energy of investment while showering the gas industry with taxpayer-funded subsidies. Not only is it a poor investment decision, it's a strategy that will drive up electricity costs and emissions without many jobs to show for it.

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Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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