A deal with the coal devil

Posted on: Sun 9 Feb 2020

The federal government has signed its first bilateral agreement on energy policy, which commits the New South Wales government to ramp up its fossil fuel industries in return for receiving funds to support unspecified “emissions reduction activities”. This is the basis of a $2 billion funding deal.

The federal and New South Wales governments say they have agreed to contribute funds for investment in new renewable energy projects, in return for expanding the use of both coal and gas throughout the state.

To examine how these two policies can sit side-by-side Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Michael Mazengarb, a journalist with clean energy news site, RenewEconomy.

Quid pro coal: Morrison support for NSW renewables contingent on fossil fuel expansion

Produced by Des Lawrence

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