Climate Change Australia – Greens Policies Mean Cutting Jobs

Posted on Mon 06/05/2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

Greens leader Richard di Natale cried crocodile tears for the 750 workers who lost their jobs when the giant Hazelwood coal-fired power station was forced by global warming policies to close.

Australian Greens Party Leader, Senator Richard Di Natale

Oh, the emoting:

No one can minimise the suffering in the community caused by the closure of Hazelwood – they’ve been squarely let down and no redundancy package will ever compensate for the upheaval.

But now di Natale calls for more such job losses:

BARRIE CASSIDY, PRESENTER: you would push out coal generators, no doubt about that, maybe you are doing it too fast.

RICHARD DI NATALE, GREENS LEADER: No. That’s exactly what we need to do. ///the whole point of any policy proposal is to shift coal-fired generation out of this system.

All this pain – yet the world’s temperature will not change by the slightest flicker:

Hazelwood, which closed in March, leaving hundreds of workers jobless, would have handed over the royalty payments over the next three years had it stayed open.

New figures provided to a Budget estimates inquiry reveal the revenue from the brown coal royalty tax is expected to fall by $27 million in 2017-18, $28 million in 2018-19 and $28 million in 2019-20.

The Budget blowout comes on top of the $266 million rescue fund the Andrews government has committed to the Latrobe Valley.

And power prices are up, and power security is down.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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