Feb. 19, 2022

Quick Climate Links: Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, uses empty rhetoric to fudge his way out of being surprised about the early closing of Eraring power station

Quick Climate Links: Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, uses empty rhetoric to fudge his way out of being surprised about the early closing of Eraring power station

Patricia Karvelis (pictured) hosts the ABC's Breakfast program on Radio National and yesterday talked with Australia's Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, about the surprise closing, well, at least it was surprising to Mr Taylor, of the Eraring coal-fired power station.

You can hear the entire interview "Energy Minister doesn't know why he wasn't consulted about the early closure of Eraring Power Station" here.

Also, you can read an ABC Rural News story about the issue - "Exit of coal-fired power station Eraring 'unlikely' to hit prices, but grid stability's a concern".

A further story from The Guardian also explores the issue - "The early closure of Australia’s biggest coal plant caught Angus Taylor by surprise – but it shouldn’t have".

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"‘Almost impossible’: Scientists study secrets of inland mangrove forest";

"Britons brace for Storm Eunice - the worst in over 30 years";

"Constituents set up ‘Steve Baker Watch’ over MP’s climate stance";

"Your Country Set a Net-Zero Target: What's Next?";

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"It’s Not Grain Putin Wants – It’s Water";

"‘Not backing down’: Narrabri bid to reroute inland rail gathers steam";

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"World funds own destruction with $1.8 tn subsidies: study";

"Pointless Taylor exiles himself from energy policy";

"RideLondon cycling festival to return after pandemic with new route into Essex";

"Energy crisis: What can the government do to reduce soaring gas and electricity bills?";

"Climate crisis and systemic inequities drive push to reform California water laws";

"Khamenei Urges Nuclear Energy Progress amid Talks";

"Poorest Londoners most at risk from toxic air, Sadiq Khan say";

"Small pets at risk of heatstroke as temperatures rise, study finds";

"Inside Clean Energy: Texas Is the Country’s Clean Energy Leader, Almost in Spite of Itself";

"January 2022: Earth’s 6th-warmest January on record";

"Tackling climate change includes seeking equitable mental health care";

"A first-hand account: Lessons learned from artists at COP26 conference";

"Study: Climate-changed rainfall dampens economic growth";

"The difference between gray, blue, and green hydrogen";

"NASCAR racing team cuts carbon pollution";

"Bitcoin miners revived a dying coal plant – then CO2 emissions soared";

"Western mega-drought is most severe in 1,200 years, research finds";

"Storm Eunice batters Europe, killing at least 9";

"NYC’s Big Clean Energy Plan Is Under Attack From One-Time Advocate";

"The ban that wasn’t - mining on conservation land".

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