Investing in coal power would be an expensive mistake | Trent Zimmerman and Philip Dunne

The UK has enormous capacity to increase its energy supply from offshore wind. Australia too has vast potential for wind and solar power

Wherever you are on the planet, the last 12 months have been very difficult.

In seeking the strongest economic recovery from the pandemic, it is understandable that many on the centre-right in particular want to focus on boosting existing industries. But when it comes to the energy sources of the future, investing in coal power would be an expensive mistake, not just for the environment but for the economy too.

Related: Morrison government to pledge another $58.6m to ‘gas-fired recovery’ in budget

The UK is adding jobs in the low carbon sector … Australia too can create thousands of jobs

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