Nats vote for more HELE coal, water down ‘transition’ approach

Alex Druce
By Alex Druce
Updated June 15 2018 - 5:23am, first published 3:38am
An inevitable back and forth on renewables and fossil fuel saw delegates split down familiar lines: Some arguing to prioiritise mineral production and short-to-medium term economic prosperity, others pointing to the changing climate and available clean technologies.

“Well, it’s not ideal, but to be honest we expected a lot more hostility.” 

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Alex Druce

Alex Druce

Senior Journalist

Politics and rural issues journo in Sydney. Give me a yell at adruce@fairfaxmedia.com.au