Despite an global oversupply of gas, fracking companies are pushing ahead with plans for a post-COVID-19 gas recovery. They are being buoyed by pro-gas state, territory and federal governments, writes Daniel Robbins.
Hysterical anti-renewable headlines aren't necessarily a surprise from the Australian and other News Ltd publications. But the cynicism of the attack on South Australia's renewable energy industry in their pages is still astonishing. On July 25, the Australian published Matthew Warren of the Australian Energy Council — a peak body for “major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses” — blaming renewables for “higher costs and increased risks around reliability” in South Australia.