Thursday, 20 November 2008

Greens slam SA backing for clean coal

The Greens say the South Australian Government is taking a big backward step by promoting technology to turn coal into liquid fuels.

Linc Energy, which calls itself a clean coal company, plans to set up fuel refineries in the Arkaringa area of South Australia's far north.

The SA Government says that will create jobs.

Greens MP Mark Parnell thinks it will produce more greenhouse gas pollution.

"South Australia has always claimed leadership with renewable energy and with clean energy. This is a huge step backwards," he said.

"It's a dirty project that South Australia should not be supporting."

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