Labor has increased the pressure on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to shut down pro-coal MPs in his party room ahead of a crucial meeting in Canberra on Tuesday in which the Finkel Review will be canvassed at length.
|Dr Alan Finkel on the ABC's Q&A program last night.|
While Tony Abbott has warned against anything that would become a carbon tax equivalent by shifting costs to consumers, observers within the government and opposition are hopeful of ending the climate policy war that has led to political crises and a lost decade of investment in electricity generation.
Arguments over the science of global warming and the policy settings needed to address it have resulted in an abundance of arguments, and a dearth of investment certainty.
Coalition MPs will hold their first discussion of the Chief Scientist's keenly anticipated recommendations when Parliament returns for the final fortnight before the long winter break.
Read Mark Kenny’s story in today’s Melbourne Age - “New coal tech would gain approval under clean energy target: Finkel.”