Carbon road map winning few friends, little influence  Sydney Morning HeraldView Full coverage on Google News
Experts says Australia's climate roadmap has no clear targets or policy and is not a strategy.Experts says Australia's climate roadmap has no clear targets or policy and is not a strategy.

The government's inconclusive energy plan has been released. Now begins the tug of war about what stays in and out.The government's inconclusive energy plan has been released. Now begins the tug of war about what stays in and out.

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The Climate Solutions Fund is a fillip for the Government's fossil fuel backers and offers little in the way of energy policy to reduce emission or energy prices.The Climate Solutions Fund is a fillip for the Government's fossil fuel backers and offers little in the way of energy policy reform to reduce either Australia's emissions or power prices. Tim Buckley

Taylored to Suit: Climate Solutions Fund good for fossil fuels, not so good for climate

“This is all about balance,” Angus Taylor says of his long-awaited technology investment road map. In reality, it is all about delay, and distraction. After nine months of work, surveying 140 technologies, the road map has managed to tell us what was already known: that solar and wind, both of which produce zero emissions, are the cheapest forms of energy. But Australia will“This is all about balance,” Angus Taylor says of his long-awaited technology investment road map. In reality, it is all about delay, and distraction. After nine months of work, surveying 140

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“Great @SatPaper editorial on Angus Taylor's roadmap. "After nine months of work... the road map has managed to tell us what was already known: that solar and wind, both of which produce zero emissions, are the cheapest forms of energy." https://t.co/PdPy2ZLgIY”

Dan Cass on Twitter: "Great @SatPaper editorial on Angus Taylor's roadmap. "After nine months of work... the road map has managed to tell us what was already known: that solar and wind, both of which produce zero emissions, are the cheapest forms of energy." https://t.co/PdPy2ZLgIY"

“We know climate change is one of the biggest concerns for @triplej listeners and some young people have been calling for action. So today on @triplejHack Energy Minister @AngusTaylorMP will be joining me to chat through the Government's new emissions technology plans.”

Avani Dias on Twitter: "We know climate change is one of the biggest concerns for @triplej listeners and some young people have been calling for action. So today on @triplejHack Energy Minister @AngusTaylorMP will be joining me to chat through the Government's new emissions technology plans."

“Angus Taylor says it is not Australian government policy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 (and after first saying the King proposal was not a form of carbon trading, the energy minister then argued that principle was “nothing new”) https://t.co/lyHtrfRO2q”

Katharine Murphy on Twitter: "Angus Taylor says it is not Australian government policy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 (and after first saying the King proposal was not a form of carbon trading, the energy minister then argued that principle was “nothing new”) https://t.co/lyHtrfRO2q"

“Finally, some honesty from Angus Taylor: Angus Taylor says it is not Australian government policy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 https://t.co/EN6hAzaFOd”

Ben Eltham on Twitter: "Finally, some honesty from Angus Taylor: Angus Taylor says it is not Australian government policy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 https://t.co/EN6hAzaFOd"

Gas industry tries to throw a live grenade into Australia's economic bunker. But it is the sheer range and scale of proposed government subsidies that beggars belief.Gas industry tries to throw a live grenade into Australia’s economic bunker. But it is the sheer range and scale of proposed government subsidies that beggars belief.

Gas lobby seizes Covid moment, and declares war on Australia's future | RenewEconomy

Energy Minister Angus Taylor yesterday released his government's emissions reduction technology plan, setting out priorities for meeting Australia's climate targets while growing the economy.

Good start, but room for improvement: Experts rate Australia's emissions technology plan

Electric vehicles are finally a topic worthy of attention, but will the Coalition give zero emissions transport the right kind of attention? 

Technology roadmap shows Coalition still does not get electric vehicles | The Driven

Electric vehicles are finally a topic worthy of attention, but will the Coalition give zero emissions transport the right kind of attention? 

Technology roadmap shows Coalition still does not get electric vehicles | The Driven

Energy Minister Angus Taylor says the Federal Government's energy technology roadmap is guided by scientists, but policy decisions should be made by politicians.Energy Minister Angus Taylor says the Federal Government's energy technology roadmap is guided by scientists, but policy decisions should be made by politicians.

'Technology not taxes' to lead Australia to emissions reduction - Drive - ABC Radio

The man in charge of Labor’s now axed energy policies which helped lead the party to a catastrophic election defeat last year has dismissed calls for an “immediate” investment into gas industries to save Australia from economic ruin. Labor climate change and energy spokesman Mark Butler told Sky News the government should focus more on renewable energy as he dismissed calls from the National COVID-19 Commission to urgently bolster gas and manufacturing jobs to unlock billions of dollars in GDP. “I’m reluctant to place too much emphasis on leaked reports that have not yet been received by the government, but I think there are some real questions from the government to answer about this report if they are intending to follow it,” he said. “There is no cheap gas in the eastern market. If you ask any of the gas companies the cheap gas that we used to rely upon has largely been depleted. “It does seem a little bit singular in its focus on gas rather than a range of other technologies that don’t seem to have been considered by this group.” Mr Butler was responsible for a series of uncosted energy policies in which Labor took to the 2019 election, including the 45 per cent emissions reduction target by 2030 which was blamed in part for the party’s electoral demise. He said the Coalition should focus on “cleaner” technologies than gas. “Renewable energy is not just the cheapest but also the cleanest way to renew an ageing and increasingly unreliable electricity system,” he said. “We want the cheapest and most reliable energy system. “Gas, by contrast, has become more expensive over the last few years because the tripling of gas prices that followed the opening of the LNG export operations in Gladstone. “The market is going to determine this to some degree but obviously also we have got to take into consideration the greenhouse emissions from gas. “You are seeing investors and regulators around the world, including here in Australia, say that investment, economic stimulus, needed to bring us out of the COVID pandemic and the economic recession that is flowing from it needs to take consideration of these carbon issues.” The man in charge of Labor’s now axed energy policies which helped lead the party to a catastrophic election defeat last year has dismissed calls for an “immediate” investment into gas industries to save Australia from economic ruin. Labor climate change and energy spokesman Mark Butler told Sky News the government should focus more on renewable energy as he dismissed calls from the National COVID-19 Commission to urgently bolster gas and manufacturing jobs to unlock billions of dollars in GDP. “I’m reluctant to place too much emphasis on leaked reports that have not yet been received by the government, but I think there are some real questions from the government to answer about this report if they are intending to follow it,” he said. “There is no cheap gas in the eastern market. If you ask any of the gas companies the cheap gas that we used to rely upon has largely been depleted. “It does seem a little bit singular in its focus on gas rather than a range of other technologies that don’t seem to have been considered by this group.” Mr Butler was responsible for a series of uncosted energy policies in which Labor took to the 2019 election, including the 45 per cent emissions reduction target by 2030 which was blamed in part for the party’s electoral demise. He said the Coalition should focus on “cleaner” technologies than gas. “Renewable energy is not just the cheapest but also the cleanest way to renew an ageing and increasingly unreliable electricity system,” he said. “We want the cheapest and most reliable energy system. “Gas, by contrast, has become more expensive over the last few years because the tripling of gas prices that followed the opening of the LNG export operations in Gladstone. “The market is going to determine this to some degree but obviously also we have got to take into consideration the greenhouse emissions from gas. “You are seeing investors and regulators around the world, including here in Australia, say that investment, economic stimulus, needed to bring us out of the COVID pandemic and the economic recession that is flowing from it needs to take consideration of these carbon issues.”

Climate scientists say putting the focus back on gas would be a "waste of a monumental amount of money". Climate scientists say putting the focus back on gas would be a "waste of a monumental amount of money".

Climate experts cautiously optimistic about federal government's tech roadmap | SBS News

Two reports made public on Thursday, one released and one leaked, have reignited the debate over lowering emissions.Two reports made public on Thursday, one released and one leaked, have reignited the debate over lowering emissions.

Government touts new emissions plan, but gas fight takes over | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

The Morrison government has highlighted gas as a crucial energy source to back up renewable power generation over the next decade. Energy Minister Angus Taylo...The Morrison government has highlighted gas as a crucial energy source to back up renewable power generation over the next decade. Energy Minister Angus Taylo...

Coalition energy roadmap for gas over coal | The North West Star | Mt Isa, QLD

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The government's energy plan involves gas and discredited carbon capture and storage -- which will benefit some of its major donors.The government's energy plan involves gas and discredited carbon capture and storage -- which will benefit some of its major donors.

Party donors win big from government roadmap to more fossil fuel use

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The Morrison government has highlighted gas as a crucial energy source to back up renewable power generation over the next decade. Energy Minister Angus Taylo...The Morrison government has highlighted gas as a crucial energy source to back up renewable power generation over the next decade. Energy Minister Angus Taylo...

Coalition energy roadmap for gas over coal | Goulburn Post | Goulburn, NSW

The long-awaited paper sets a positive tone. But it's not clear if the government grasps the sheer scale or urgency of the emissions reduction task.The long-awaited paper sets a positive tone. But it's not clear if the government grasps the sheer scale or urgency of the emissions reduction task.

A pretty good start but room for improvement: 3 experts rate Australia's emissions technology plan

A pretty good start but room for improvement: 3 experts rate Australia's emissions technology plan

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