Australia’s total emissions are less than 2% of world emissions, so while coal fired power stations contribute to global emissions, a few new local ones will make little difference, and will help with price and reliability.
Agree BettyM … time to ditch dirty coal. We seem to be doing well in that regard.
Australia is on track to meet Paris Agreement targets five years earlier than expected, research finds. Per capita, the country is installing renewable energy faster than China, Japan, the United States, and the European Union.
It is interesting that in spite of spending millions on wind and solar power the Government has allocated funds to provide a second undersea cable to provide power from Tasmania Hydro power for back up supply to the eastern grid.