Minister tells Guardian he is unsure of causes of crisis, saying he wants farmers to have tools to adapt to change
Tim Stephens”Littleproud’s position was supported by the Nationals deputy leader, Bridget McKenzie, the minister for resources and northern Australia, Matt Canavan, and the environment minister, Sussan Ley, all of who denied knowledge of or downplayed the link.”
Tim Stephens@PatConroy1@BillHareClimate At the very least we cannot be advocating for large new coal or gas projects, as these will exceed the global carbon budget for 1.5/2C. Preston CJ’s reasons in Gloucester Resources set out this reality very clearly
The energy provider has extended the life of the facility beyond 2022, when it was scheduled to close down after 50 years of operations.
Tim StephensMinister Taylor says “We want to see existing coal and gas generation stay in the market, running at full tilt."
How on earth does this square with the Paris Agreement goals which can only be reached by rapidly retiring coal fired generators?
Business groups backed the ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but said they deserved more detail given they would pay.
Tim StephensThe UK Parliament has just passed a motion recognising that we are in a climate emergency. Meanwhile in Australia we are stuck in debates over costs of acting that the UK and many other countries resolved at least a decade ago #auspol #AusVotes19 #climate