Truth Gored to death (while coal thrives)

Al Gore ‘enormously impressed’ with Queensland climate action

[Al Gore] said it was Queensland’s ‘destiny’ to help Australia become the renewable energy superpower of the 21st century. His ‘praise’ came just two days after he slammed Adani’s proposed coal mine, saying the statistics showed India was rapidly shifting towards solar and wind energy and not investing in coal. ‘You want to sell coal to India? Good luck with that’, he said.

Source: Brisbane Times

Queensland is Australia’s largest coal producing state

Queensland is Australia’s largest coal producing state, with a record 223-million tonnes of coal having been shipped from mines to 30 different countries and territories last year. That trumped a previous record set in 2016 by about two-million tonnes. In the 12 months to the end of April, resource exports delivered more than A$65-billion of the A$85.2-billion total exports of Queensland goods, with coal remaining the number-one export. Coal exports increased by almost A$4-billion to A$36.5-billion in the in the 12 months until the end of April.  Coal exports have doubled over the last four years.



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