The Greens are promising to abolish Australia’s coal industry along with 150,000 direct and indirect jobs as they take an end to coal exports and a 100 per renewable energy target to the next federal election.
Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi has already called out the whole myth of fighting climate change as a dangerous cult saying nothing we do to mitigate climate change can make any appreciable difference to the world's climate.
The Australian reports, a Shorten Labor government would face pressure from the Left to shut down coal-fired power stations and ban thermal coal mining amid the Greens new climate policy.
It would kill off the $25 billion-a-year export industry within a decade.
Greens climate spokesman Adam Bandt (pictured) has unveiled the policy today that would ban coal-generated power in Australia and set out for the first time a plan to phase out the industry by imposing coal export quotas that would tighten each year.
The radical plan would see carbon emissions slashed to zero by 2040 and Greens leader Richard Di Natale appeared to give little room to negotiation if he wins the balance of power in the Senate - another reason to vote "1" for your Conservatives Senate candidate at the May federal election.
The Coal Council of Australia branded the Greens platform as “economic vandalism” that would threaten up to 150,000 direct and indirect jobs, and hit the governments of NSW and Queensland with the loss of $2.5 billion in annual royalties.
Senator Bernardi has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News the Greens are not only a clear and present danger to the whole Australian economy, they are also hypoctires of the highest order.
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