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Power companies must decide: are they about virtue signalling or cheap, reliable energy?

30 June 2020

4:30 PM

30 June 2020

4:30 PM

Yesterday, The Australian reported dissent within the Australian Energy Council (AEC), the industry association that represents electricity generators.  Of its 24 members two, Delta and Infigen, have strongly opposed a formal AEC position that advocates the industry operating with zero CO2 emissions by 2050.  This would entail the elimination of coal and gas, which presently comprise 80 per cent of electricity supply.   

That position is one adopted by other industry associations like the Business Council of Australia (BCA) and the Australian Industry Group which, like the Minerals Council and the National Farmers Federation, long ago abandoned reform agendas and shifted their lobbying focus to virtue signalling and special deals for...

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