Raiding clean energy fund for coal would kill it off: Bandt

Greens Climate Change & Energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said Energy & Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg's floating that the government could change the CEFC rules to allow it to fund coal projects would kill the clean energy fund off.

"Coal is dirty, harmful and more expensive than solar and wind."

"It is now clear the only way new coal power stations will be built is if the government props them up."

"Subsidising coal because we need electricity is like subsidising asbestos because we need houses."

"The CSIRO has told us that the best way to cut pollution and make the electricity grid stable is through renewables and storage, not more coal."

"Redirecting its renewables money towards coal and changing its rules to allow projects that don’t even cut pollution by half would kill off the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, just like Tony Abbott tried and failed to do."

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