Australian Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP has slammed Angus Taylor’s dim-witted plan to ditch support for solar and wind in favour of unproven and ineffective Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology.
In a speech today, the Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister will signal a shift away from renewables towards Carbon Capture and Storage and brown hydrogen.
“Angus Taylor’s one KPI is in his job description and he can’t even meet it,” said Mr Bandt.
“The only energy sources in Australia that have cut pollution are wind and solar. Now is the time to be backing them in and supporting investment, not cutting support.
“CCS won’t save coal and it won’t save people from the climate crisis. For over a decade this has been hailed as the miracle cure, but it’s just snake oil.
“Australia could be a renewable energy superpower, exporting our wind and solar to Asia through green hydrogen. This is the vision we need from Angus Taylor instead of more of his CCS pipedreams.
“Angus Taylor should extend the Renewable Energy Target to drive the clean energy revolution that will save us from the climate emergency.”