Government modelling shows Morrison had a choice between two scenarios – one that favoured fossil fuels and another that favoured farmers. It chose fossil fuels.
Scott Morrison had a chance to reset Australia’s position on global climate action, instead he leaves Glasgow with Australia’s reputation in crisis.
Morrison took his climate plan to Glasgow and the world has seen it as a hollow gesture, with Fiji offering its own blueprint for Australia to follow.
Australia named ‘fossil of the day’, Boris Johnson compares climate change to ‘James Bond style doomsday device’ and Biden apologises for actions of Trump administration.
Morrison’s mishandling of major international relationships has come back to bite the PM, as Australia isolated on the eve of COP26.
Government officials tell senate estimates hearing the Morrison government can’t publish its net zero modelling because it hasn’t finished writing it.
Morrison government projections show Australia’s main grid on track for 51 per cent renewables by 2025, and 69 per cent by 2030.
Morrison commits Australia to net zero emissions by 2050 that will not be law but will depend on unknown technologies, offsets and no new policies.
Scott Morrison spends nearly $13 million promoting uptake of renewables in Australia, mostly through policies his government tried to destroy.
Rather than showing leadership, Morrison has allowed the Nationals to dictate the terms of a net zero target. An error that could cost Australia billions.