The federal government is spending $94 million to buy cheap oil. Instead, Australia should use the money to manufacture our own energy.
Sun Cable could provide Australia an alternative to the export business of coal and gas, and even reduce our export dependence on China.
Australia hasn’t done much planning to prepare for the shift away from coal. But it’s not too late to learn from international experiences.
It's often more effective, cheaper and less controversial than other efforts to confront climate change.
Multiple studies have found the overall impact on labor markets to be minor, even if some workers will need new career paths.