National party Senators want to build coal fired and nuclear power stations but Kerry Schott, Chair of the Energy Security Board says coal fired power stations will close early as renewables makes them unprofitable

Louise Nichols
Updated February 23 2021 - 12:15pm, first published February 19 2021 - 4:14pm

The federal National party wants to build new coal-fired and nuclear power stations in the belief these technologies will reduce Australia's carbon emissions and at the same time boost local manufacturing and jobs.

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Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.

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