Friday, June 16, 2017

George Christensen signals he won’t vote for Finkel's clean energy target

The LNP backbencher George Christensen has signalled he won’t vote for a new clean energy target because it won’t end the decade long climate wars – because Labor will “out Finkel us on Finkel”.

George Christensen says the government would be better
 off building high-efficiency coal-fired power stations
 than legislating a clean energy target.
Christensen said on Wednesday evening that he saw no prospect of achieving policy stability on climate and energy policy through bipartisanship, because the gulf between the major parties was too wide.

“Given the history of climate policy in this place, given we’ve got the Labor party pushing 50% renewable energy targets ... given we’ve got some Labor MPs talking about no more coal-fired power at all – how are we, honestly, going to have policy stability?” the outspoken MP told Sky News.


Read Katherine Murphy’s story on The Guardian - “George Christensen signals he won’t vote for Finkel's clean energy target.”

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