Australia Australia's energy policy keeps getting 'sillier and sillier'
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Sky News host Peta Credlin says Australia’s energy policy keeps getting “sillier and sillier”.
Ms Credlin said Europe’s energy crisis is not just because they had become “energy dependent on the Russian dictator” Vladimir Putin but also because of the “climate-driven rush to renewables,” which are not reliable.
“With this living, breathing example of what not to do before our very eyes,” she said.
“You'd think, wouldn't you, that policymakers here would be grateful that 60 per cent plus of our power still comes from reliable coal-fired power, especially as we have more coal than we could possibly use ourselves.”
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She said New South Wales Energy Minister Matt Kean is using this to push Australia away from its own energy security.
“Today, Kean doubled down on his plans to make New South Wales largely coal-free within the next decade by calling for tenders to replace retiring coal-fired power stations with an electricity grid dominated by wind, solar, and so-called ‘long duration storage’,” she said.
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