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Energy privatisation has meant price increases, job cuts and a failure to look to the future.
Coal communities know that carbon pollution is damaging, they just need a viable Plan B.
Right now Australia is presented with a stark choice -- but one it seems no government wants to confront. Either we do nothing and deal with ad hoc closures as companies move away from fossil fuels, or we take responsibility and plan for a phased closure of all our power stations.