Tony Abbott uses Sky News interview to attack renewable energy in what could be seen as an affront to Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership position.
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Trump’s position on clean energy and climate change is little different to that of Tony Abbott’s, whose policies have been unchanged by Malcolm Turnbull. But Trump’s success has unleashed a new push from the lunar right that will make any progress incredibly hard to achieve.
Having obliterated almost all the effective federal climate and renewables policies, the focus is now switching to state-based targets, using the old arguments of higher costs and little abatement.
Price rise in LGC market halted in July – less a result of the renewed anti-renewables campaign and more reflection of fact that spot market sitting within $7 of the scheme’s cap.
Promoting fear and scare campaigns has been the stock in trade of conservatives in Australia for decades. Remember the yellow peril? The carbon tax?
Delayed report by the Climate Change Authority could provide Turnbull with a blue-print for a shift to the centre on critical climate policies. Little wonder that the Far Right has gone into melt-down.
2016 election sees one bunch of climate deniers turfed out, only to be replaced by another. But will the diminished Malcolm Turnbull still be beholden to his party’s right-wing, Abbott-era climate and clean energy policies, or can he follow the UK’s lead and find middle ground?
A long and uninspiring election campaign comes to an end. The latest polls suggest that the best renewable energy and the climate can hope for is a hung parliament, given that the Coalition has given no indication it has moved beyond the Abbott era.
Never have so many false promises made to so many people been retracted so quickly in the face of such an unexpected victory. But Brexit has broader implications in the fight against climate change and the push for clean energy.