Conservatives blame the energy crisis on net zero climate goals – but what is really going on? | Temperature Check

A range of factors is behind the rise in electricity prices, but net zero isn’t one of them

Energy markets and electricity systems are complicated beasts at the best of times, but throw in war, extreme weather, policy dysfunction and a pandemic and the picture gets even murkier.

However, some of Australia’s conservative commentators seem to think there is one thing to blame for the country’s rising electricity prices and the threat of power outages: it’s all the fault of “net zero”.

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