Federal Greens MP Adam Bandt presents legislation to ban coal use by 2030 as Liberals seek to pressure Labor over internal divisions over policy.
Australia’s responsibility for global emissions is set to soar as government policies push more coal and gas into a diminishing market for fossil fuels.
Greenpeace report says Australia’s “race to the bottom” strategy to grow coal exports by more than 60% will erase the benefit of its Paris climate target nearly seven times over.
It is completely unrealistic to expect that Australia will be able to grow its share of fossil fuel production whilst other countries reduce their share in a world with strict limits on carbon emissions.
Australia’s economy faces grave threats from climate change, but even bigger risks if there is no serious effort to cut emissions.
Australia’s largest coal infrastructure project – the $4bn+ Wiggins Island export terminal and rail – faces major financial risks even before it’s commissioned.
Campbell Newman let looose a rare, unscripted truth on Australia’s national policies when it comes to coal.