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Zak Kirkup’s vow to close coal-fired power stations slammed by Andrew Hastie ahead of WA poll

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A Federal WA Liberal backbencher has described the state Liberal Party’s green energy policy as a “lemon”.

The Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, has criticised the election commitment for WA government-owned assets to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Under Zak Kirkup’s “New Energy Jobs Plan”, coal-fired power stations in Muja and Collie would be shut down by 2025, with a shift to focus on renewables.

Mr Hastie added that as the WA Liberal leadership had already conceded the election, the green policy did not…



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