Coal: here today, where tomorrow? – Event recording

Coal earned Australia almost $70 billion in export revenue in 2018-19, yet the industry’s future is uncertain. Unless carbon capture and storage can be deployed widely, rapidly and cheaply, tackling climate change will mean that the world will demand less of our coal. What does this mean for Queensland, and Australia?

In this State of Affairs event held in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane, the University of Queensland’s Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures Peta Ashworth, and Grattan Institute Energy Program Director Tony Wood discussed how this major industry will fare in a carbon-constrained world.