There’s a lovely summary of government energy policy on the RenewEconomy webiste:
Grahame Morris â€“ a former chief of staff to Coalition prime minister John Howard, and a corporate lobbyist who is influential in the government of Tony Abbott â€“ had, in the words of Q & A host Tony Jones, steam coming out of his ears at the idea that wind and solar could offer a future energy solution.
Flapping his arms about and pointing his finger, Morris exclaimed: â€œLook, not everyone wants a bloody big windmill in their backyard â€¦ nuclear power is clean â€¦ one of the problems with the third world with poverty is that they donâ€™t have electricity. We have coal and we have uranium that can provide energy sources for those people. You are talking about poverty Â â€¦ that is the answer.â€
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