Turnbull’s Reliable Power Play: Australian PM Pushes Coal-Fired Future


Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House, Canberra Thursday, 5 June, 2014. (AAP Image/Gary Schafer) NO ARCHIVING Turnbull grapples with a grid on the brink of collapse.


Patrician and aloof, Malcolm Turnbull is grappling with an energy debacle, that took root in South Australia (aka ‘Australia’s wind power capital’) and, as a result of the Federal Large-Scale RET, threatens to burst the borders and destroy the entire Eastern Grid. Incidentally, geographically the single largest interconnected electricity grid on the planet.

STT hears from its Canberra sources, that Turnbull is terrified of the political ground to be lost if South Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity goes national.

In a move that can only add to what the wind industry sees as intolerable uncertainty, Malcolm Turnbull has recently started singing the praises of the latest, state-of-the-art coal-fired power plants.

Turnbull backs cleaner coal for hitting renewable target
The Australian
Rosie Lewis
18 January 2017

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