April 8 2015 -The government has issued its Energy White paper- you can read summaries -or the whole paper-by clicking the link here http://ewp.industry.gov.au/
For a critical look at the White Paper and its recommendations follow the link here: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/abbotts-energy-white-paper-focuses-on-fossil-fuel-favourites-60019
The Climate Council commented that “What they (the government) say: “Electricity produced from fossil fuels, particularly coal, is expected to continue to play a vital role in providing low cost energy around the world until the cost of renewable power becomes more competitive.” What we say: Renewable power is already cost-competitive around the world”.
Commentators have noted that the government’s approach does not factor any climate change agreements into its forecasts. They also note that the predictions are for a strong reliance on fossil fuels into the future.
Churches which are keen to support a move to a greener, more climate friendly energy future will find little support from this document.