Extracting and burning more gas puts Australians in harm’s way. The nation is already in the grip of a climate crisis, having endured the Black Summer bushfires, devastating drought and the third mass bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef in five years. The only way to keep us safe is to transition to renewables as quickly as possible.
This report explores the Morrison Government’s pledge to the gas industry and uncovers some unsavoury truths - that emissions from gas are under-reported, that the second biggest user of gas in Australia is the gas industry itself, that the international gas market is in crisis and Australia is dangerously exposed to job losses and price volatility.
- Gas causes climate harm and its emissions are underreported in Australia.
- The international gas market is in crisis, and Australia is dangerously exposed to job losses and power price volatility.
- The second biggest user of gas in Australia is the gas industry itself, and that is costing all Australians.
- Australia does not need new gas, when renewables are cheaper and cleaner.