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If ever there was a political party totally unfit to govern, or even influence governments, it has to be the Greens. They are once again threatening to use their Senate numbers to derail the Labor government’s new laws to cut carbon emissions by insisting the government ban all new coal and gas projects.

The blind ideological stupidity of the Greens defies description. They never learn. World markets are phasing out coal, needing an orderly transition to renewables that keeps the lights on with gas playing a big part whether the Greens like it or not. Any government that allows the lights to go out will not govern for long.

Even with the federal government’s recent intervention in the energy market, both coal and gas prices are still too high. So just what does it take for the Greens to realise that banning new gas projects outright would undoubtedly result in massive compensation payouts, further unsettle the markets and push prices even higher?

The Greens have a shocking history of derailing action on climate change. They forced Kevin Rudd to abandon the CPRS, an election promise, and forced Julia Gillard to introduce a price on carbon, with both decisions resulting in an unmitigated disaster. 

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum

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  1. A good letter Alan, the Greens are so ideologically and politically naive they actually stand in the way on implementing lasting action on climate change


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