I said Govt Don, note that the IND MP for Warringah is not the Govt nor even the balance of power and unlikely to be in the house after the next election.Wind is a supplement for hydro and peaking gas.No - that's not what is being discussed in this country. In fact MP Zali Steggall wants to ban the use of natural gas in electricity generation - Member for Warringah
Zali Steggall MP is calling for the Morrison government’s decision to reset the COVID-19 recovery with gas to be rejected.
“This government is interfering in the market and not supporting the renewable industry,” she said.
“Today the Morrison government has captain’s picked the technology of gas, whilst blackmailing private companies on an economic decision that is widely condemned by scientists, economists and investors.
“This is completely against any kind of free market liberalism and shows how far Scott Morrison is willing to go to support fossil fuels over sound economic management and jobs.
“We need to transition away from coal and gas to mitigate increasing temperatures caused by climate change. Yet we have a government that is willing to ignore that renewables deliver more than double the jobs than fossil fuels, as well as disregarding the science, the industry and even investors.”
Not everyone is as much of a zealot as she is but there's certainly people who think the same as she does. They sincerely believe that we shouldn't have any sort of gas, coal or nuclear generation at all in this country.
There are people who still believe the earth is flat and publish this on websites such as tfes.org, it doesn't mean we need to listen to them.
SCOMO is however head of the Govt and as you have clearly highlighted clearly leading the move to a lower CO2/MW economy by replacing aging coal power stations with more gas and bringing in other opportunities to store surplus power from wind and solar through SNOWY 2.0.