GAS-TASTROPHE: the climate impact of the Government’s strategic gas basins
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is pushing to open up new gas basins by subsidising the development of five strategic basins with an allocation of $28.3 million for the Beetaloo, North Bowen, Galilee, Gunnedah and Perth basins. These are significant gas basins, containing large volumes of gas, spread across Australia. This analysis shows that if the gas from these five basins is extracted and burnt it will:
- Cancel out the emission savings from the Government’s flagship climate policies five times over.