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
Produced by Des Lawrence
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