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Stop demonising coal

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The Minerals Council of Australia is urging the government to stop demonising coal and sure up Australia’s energy future.

Wholesale energy prices continue to skyrocket following the closure of coal-fired power stations in Victoria and South Australia.

Last month tens of thousands of homes were left blacked in Melbourne as energy supplies failed to cope with hot conditions.

Executive Director of Coal with the Minerals Council Greg Evans tells Alan Jones coal they just want a fair playing ground.

“It’s been the bedrock of our energy provisions. So much of our economic expansion since the 50s was built off those coal-fired power stations.

“Many of those power stations are aging, we need to replace them with those high efficiency, low emissions stations.

“We’re not asking any special favours here. We have the highest quality coal in the world which perfectly matches these new power stations.

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