More jobs in so­lar than coal

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

THE only jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for cook­ing the cli­mate that de­niers can give is jobs.

Both con­ser­va­tive and La­bor politi­cians still keep bor­ingly in­sist­ing that the Adani pro­ject will em­ploy tens of thou­sands.

This is de­spite the fact that Adani’s very own ex­pert ad­mit­ted in court that only 1464 di­rect and in­di­rect jobs would be cre­ated dur­ing the

life of the pro­ject.

Bill Hare; di­rec­tor of Cli­matic An­a­lyt­ics re­fer­ring to the U.S was quoted as pro­nounc­ing that “The in­crease in em­ploy­ment in so­lar en­ergy alone over the past three years is more than twice the to­tal num­ber of jobs in the coalmin­ing in­dus­try in the United States.”

We live in the Sun­shine State.

Imag­ine what jobs would be cre­ated in North Queens­land if that one bil­lion dol­lars were used to sup­port re­new­ables.

At the same time the elec­tric­ity pro­duced would be cheaper .... oh yes and we wouldn’t cook the planet.

— Peter Har­ling


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