Decoding the government’s energy-speak. Does the blather ring true?

The PM’s messaging is very carefully cobbled together, but experts say it comes dangerously close to misinformation.

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An Australian gas plant. (Image: AAP/Alan Porritt)

The government’s new emissions road map is built on a lot of assumptions. Scott Morrison and Angus Taylor have woven a narrative about gas and “emerging technologies” that allows them to avoid talking about renewables. 

But underlying this narrative are a whole lot of claims experts say come dangerously close to misinformation.

“[Morrison] is using language very carefully in ways that if you pull it apart it is technically correct but creates a misleading impression,” the Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood says.

Read on to learn what the experts think of Scott Morrison’s words on energy.

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