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Angus Taylor, Energy Minister, confirms that the Morrison government considering supporting new coal projects

Morrison government has not ruled out supporting coal, energy minister says, Guardian,Katharine Murphy Political editor @murpharoo, 12 Mar 2019 

Angus Taylor says Coalition assessing new projects despite pushback from moderate Liberals, but says taxpayers will only support ‘viable’ projects

The energy minister Angus Taylor has confirmed the Morrison government is continuing to assess new coal generation projects despite pushback from moderate Liberals, but he says taxpayers will only support projects that are “viable”.

In a statement to Guardian Australia, Taylor confirmed the government was continuing to consider 10 coal projects through its power generation underwriting program, as well as new gas and pumped hydro proposals……

Taylor’s confirmation that new coal generation projects remain on the table for consideration comes as an open brawl is continuing within the Coalitionabout energy policy.

Queensland Nationals and the former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce are demanding the government commit taxpayer support to new coalregardless of whether or not the projects stack up economically, and city-based Liberals, under pressure from their constituencies, are pushing back against that offensive…..


March 14, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics

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