Australian news, and some related international items

Divisions within both Liberal and Labor parties over Coal

Anthony Albanese backs Adani coalmine but criticises proposed Collinsville power plant  The ALP leader says a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power station in Queensland is ‘hush money’ for climate sceptics.  Guardian,  Katharine Murphy Political editor
 @murpharoo, Wed 19 Feb 2020, Anthony Albanese says he supports jobs and economic activity from the Adani coalmine, but he has blasted a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power plant in Collinsville as “hush money” for climate sceptics in the Coalition……

Both the Coalition and Labor are battling divisions over climate policy and the future of coal.

The feasibility study examining Collinsville is proceeding because of strenuous lobbying by Queensland Nationals, but a number of Liberals have argued taxpayers should not be subsidising new coal plants.

While a majority of Labor MPs believe the opposition needs to stay the course on climate action, some in the party’s right argue the party needs to be more positive about the coal industry…….

February 20, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics

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