Gas-led recovery is a terrible, naïve idea

Posted on: Tue 1 Sep 2020

Australia’s leading scientists have sent an open letter to Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, speaking out against his support for natural gas.

He has said natural gas plays a critical role in Australia’s transition to clean energy. But, as the scientists have written, that approach is not consistent with a safe climate nor, more specifically, with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Yet, the government’s top business advisers support a gas-led economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

To find out more about the issue, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Samantha Hepburn, Director of the Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Law, at Deakin University

4 reasons why a gas-led economic recovery is a terrible, naïve idea

Produced by Des Lawrence

Image: Lock the Gate Alliance



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