Creating a sustainable future without gas

Crookwell farmer Charlie Prell.
May 25, 2020 | by Echonetdaily

With a fossil-fueled storm brewing, Farmers for Climate Action (FCA) say the Federal Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap places too much emphasis on the ongoing role of fossil fuels, especially gas, and must focus more on investment in clean energy alternatives.

FCA CEO Wendy Cohen says with one degree warming, Australian agriculture has already experienced a 22 per cent decline in profits. ‘This is a matter of survival for many farmers.

‘Any genuine climate policy has to involve keeping fossil fuels in the ground. I am worried that the Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper is misrepresenting gas as a sustainable option, while not providing enough funding for clean energy sources.

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