Coalition wants to build 1.2GW coal plant, using climate funds

coal-digTurnbull Coalition government has kicked off its informal re-election campaign by repeating its desire to build a massive coal fired power station
in north Queensland, only this time it proposes to use climate funds to help pay for the project. In confirmation that little has changed in switch from Abbott to Turnbull regimes, Queensland MP Ewen Jones became latest member of Coalition to outline federal  government’s plan for future energy innovation: more fossil fuels…On same day as  compelling economic case for shifting Australia to 100 per cent renewable energy is published, and just days ahead of Australia signing the Paris climate agreement, Jones suggested that government could use funds from Direct Action, as well as the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the northern Australian infrastructure fund, to support development of a 1.2GW coal-fired generator in north Queensland.

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