Original article by Ben Packham
The Australian – Page: 6 : 28-Mar-19
Coal-fired power stations will be a key target of the Greens’ new climate policy, which will be released on 28 March. The Greens aim to ban both thermal coal mining and the use of coal to generate electricity, while it proposes to progressively reduce thermal coal export quotas with the goal of eventually phasing out an industry that is estimated to be worth about $25bn a year. The Coal Council of Australia has warned that up to 150,000 direct and indirect jobs could be at risk under the Greens’ policy.
AUSTRALIAN GREENS, COAL COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY