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Nationals call on Federal Government to phase out renewable energy subsidies


The National Party has used its federal conference in Canberra to call on the Federal Government to eliminate subsidies for renewable energy.

The plan involves freezing subsidies at their current levels for 12 months, then phasing them out entirely over five years.

Former Nationals senator Ron Boswell spoke passionately in favour of the motion before it passed.

Key Points

  • The plan involves freezing subsidies at their current levels for 12 months, then phasing them out entirely over five years.
  • Former Nationals senator Ron Boswell spoke passionately in favour of the motion before it passed.
  • "Please don't reject this, because the message that it sends out is the National Party is pro-renewable energy, and it isn't," he told members.
  • Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce would not be drawn on whether he personally supported it.
  • Queensland Nationals MP George Christensen, who spoke in favour of scrapping subsidies for renewables
  • The Nationals also voted in favour of pressing the Government to look at building a new "clean coal" plant on the now de-commissioned Hazelwood site in the Latrobe Valley, in Victoria.

Seriously, you couldn't make this shit up:

  • Voted to "call on the Federal Government to eliminate subsidies for renewable energy".
  • Also voted "in favour of pressing the Government to look at building a new "clean coal" plant

So they want to scrap subsidies on renewable and hand over NEW subsidies to coal . . . WTF ?

To make matters worse, the Liberals just announced a slush fund to help finance "small resorce projects" (mines) be cause the banks will not do it on moral grounds.

Now for some more hypocracy/lying:

  • Ron Boswell: "It sends out is the National Party is pro-renewable energy, and it isn't"
  • Andrew Broad: "So we want to be very careful that we're not against renewable energy and that we're sending that signal."

They are firmly against renewables, but they "don't want to send out that signal", um, isn't that called lying ?



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