E&OE TRANSCRIPT -- PRESS CONFERENCE 10:30am Thursday, 3 November 2022
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E&OE TRANSCRIPT -- PRESS CONFERENCE 10:30am Thursday, 3 November 2022

15 November 2022

Summary

You know, when there's lots of solar and wind, energy is cheap, you pump the water at the top of the hill. [...] I mean, for years, people used to say to me in the Liberal Party that I was at odds with the base of the Liberal Party because of my, you know, relatively progressive views on climate. [...] From this survey what's the, I guess, the message to the government about where the public sits on this and how strong they need to be? Malcolm Turnbull Well, the Australian public know that the cheapest form of generation is renewables. [...] I mean, you can't have a you know, if you're going to have a 2000 megawatt coal fired power station shut down and they are closing more rapidly, you've got to have the planning to put in place the renewables and the storage to take its place. [...] See, in fact, in 2017, the challenge was that Australians on the East Coast were paying prices for gas and this of course affected the electricity price because the gas peak as, you know, the last one into the bidding table, I guess, and bidding ladder and they basically set the price.

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