Australia’s new gas rush sparks controversy

Australia’s new gas rush sparks controversy
Australia’s new gas rush sparks controversy

The Labor government, which denounced the Conservatives’ energy policy, finally wants to drill new wells. A decision which provokes criticism even in the majority of Anthony Albanese.

Sydney

How far away the days when Anthony Albanese, then newly inaugurated as Prime Minister, promised, after ten years of inaction from previous conservative governments, to make Australia a leader in the fight against global warming…

Already at the head of a country which is the seventh world producer of gas and the fifth of coal according to the UN, and which emits three times more CO per capita2 than the average observed in the G20 countries, its government has just unveiled its “Future Gas Strategy”. According to the press release, this strategy aims to clarify the role natural gas will play in the transition to carbon neutrality by 2050, ensuring gas remains affordable for Australia (…) and to confirm our reliability as a business partner ».

Some 80% of Australian natural gas production is in fact exported in liquefied form (LNG), particularly to Japan and South Korea, a resource which, in itself…

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