Darren reflects on Australian bushfire crisis

In the House of Commons today, Darren shared his prayers with those suffering from the ongoing bushfires in Australia, and called on the British Government to do more in assisting our friends and allies in decarbonising power generation.

With 75 percent of electricity in Australia still reliant on coal, it’s clear that taking necessary steps to decarbonise over the coming decade will require some big changes, but as Darren argued this afternoon, Britain should be leading the world — starting with its presidency of the COP 26 climate talks later this year.

 

Australian Bush Fires and Coal Power

In the House of Commons today I shared my prayers with those suffering from the bush fires in Australia and called on the British Government to do more in assisting our friends and allies in decarbonising power generation. 75% of electricity in Australia still comes from coal. In the next decade, in the face of the climate crisis, the should no longer be the case.

Posted by Darren Jones MP on Thursday, 9 January 2020