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Australia’s energy mix will fuel overseas disputes

Friday, August 30, 2019

Significance

The UN summit will follow Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s refusal to reduce Australia’s fossil fuels reliance during talks with Pacific leaders in Tuvalu this month.

Impacts

  • Australian domestic concerns will dictate emission policies, even at the risk of harming Pacific relations.
  • Renewables will dominate the long-term electricity fuel mix, but coal is still needed to maintain output.
  • Australian public opposition will hinder potential investment in nuclear power.
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