Australian coal isn’t really ‘cheap’

Long-held beliefs that Australia is “lucky” to have access to an abundance of coal are misnomers.

Government spruiks employment benefits, but other factors such as government subsidies to the industry, negative health effects and detriment to the environment are inauspicious.

An abundance of coal also means less likelihood of pursuing and developing other industries such as “clean” energy.

Read more at University of Sydney