Joe Biden’s move to net zero emissions will leave Australia in the (coal) dust | Bill Hare

Australia will be increasingly isolated as the US joins the club of countries, including China, with ambitious mid-century goals

The election of Joe Biden to the White House is likely to see Australia increasingly isolated as the world heads to net zero emissions, with quite fundamental implications for our economy.

Let’s have a look at what has happened in the last two months.

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Getting to net zero essentially means the phasing out of coal, gas and oil

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