Political hypocrisy abounds on renewable energy - CQ Today

If we could bottle hypocrisy and turn it into electricity, we would never have another blackout. Hypocrisy would be the ultimate renewable energy.

I learnt this week of another example. There are high quality deposits of coking coal in New Zealand. A small company, Bathurst Resources, produces two million tonnes of coal a year, including the thermal coal for New Zealand’s five coal fired power stations.

The New Zealand Prime Minister has made a big deal of being committed to action on climate change including by enshrining in law a commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2020. A little fact that New Zealand has done well to hide though is that Bathurst Resources has exemptions from NZ’s net zero target.

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