From Kristina Photios in The Guardian, today:
The irony is that our coal industry exports about 95% of its coal. Its key markets are offshore, predominately in Asia, and not at all domestic. In theory we could be 100% renewable and those workers could still keep their jobs.
That’s pretty clear.
We export basically all of our Coal.
Therefore if Australia goes to a 100% Renewable energy grid, not even one Australian job would be lost.
Just for the icing:
The coal export demand will only be curtailed if Asian demand drops as they transition to a clean economy, which is outside of the control of our domestic politics.
Kristina Photios, you are a genius.