In a ‘Breakfast’ interview with Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National, the Minister for Energy, Angus Taylor, made a number of statements which are either wrong or misleading. A record of the interview is available here.
1. The Minister claims that a ‘significant investment of $15 billion is being made in renewables’.
This is an understatement of over $11 billion. Fig. 1., shows that as at 1 January, 2019 State Governments and end-users had approved investment in 126 clean energy projects at an estimated cost of $26.1 billion, with new capacity to generate 20,516 MW of electricity.
Fig. 1. New Projects approved
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