Australian government urged to back sustainable Covid-19 recovery with clean energy transition

Posted by on May 21, 2020 1:30 pm
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Exclusive: Letter signed by business, union, investor and environment groups warns Australia’s prosperity depends on cutting emissions

A cross-society collection of groups – representing business, the energy industry, property owners, unions, major investors, disadvantaged people and the environment – have banded together to warn that Australia’s prosperity depends on eradicating greenhouse gas emissions.

In a letter to the national cabinet, federal and state energy ministers and Nev Power, Scott Morrison’s handpicked Covid-19 recovery chairman, the 14 organisations have called for government support in the wake of the pandemic to urgently stimulate job growth and rebuild a “sustainable and strong economy”.

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