It’s hard to decide which is worse - that he is a predictable LNP stooge tasked with providing cover for the dismantling of Australia’s necessary response to climate change, or that he might be right about the coal generators not giving two hoots about a measley $9.1bn.
The trouble started at the beginning of the interview, with Warburton disputing Kelly’s suggestion that coal generators would be big winners out of his recommendations. Kelly promptly responded: “But doesn’t your own modelling estimate the value of the existing coal-fired power generators would increase by $9.1 billion?”
“Um … yes,” Warbuton replied. But he then bizarrely asserted this $9.1 billion windfall was of “neutral benefit to them [coal generators]”.