Australia’s new energy minister is an anti-wind campaigner. #auspol #qldpol #nswpol #ClimateChange #StopAdani #NoNewCoal

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Morrison names leading anti-wind campaigner as energy minister

New prime minister Scott Morrison has ended the experiment of combining the energy and environment portfolios, and appointed one of the country’s most prominent anti-wind campaigners as energy minister, and a former mining industry lawyer as environment minister.

Morrison on Sunday unveiled his ministry, two days after pipping the ultra-conservative candidate Peter Dutton as head of the Liberal Party.

He named Dutton numbers man Angus Taylor as energy minister , and Melissa Price – a former mining company lawyer – as environment minister, and in doing so appeared to abandon any efforts to seek emissions reductions in the electricity sector, or anywhere else for that matter.

Angus Taylor

Melissa Price

Morrison said Taylor – previously the Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber security, would be the “minister for getting energy prices down.” Adding later, when asked about emissions and the future of…

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