May 20, 1977 Fraser says “Top Priority is Coal…”

1977 05 21 top priority to coal“Energy research funds would go largely to studies of coal use rather than solar energy the Prime Minister, Mr Fraser, said in Hobart yesterday.
Mr Fraser, who was replying to questions from about 70 school students on television, said the Government was looking very seriously at funds for energy research.
Fix this textHe had been asked specifically about solar-energy research, but
devoted most of his reply to coal research

Davidson, G. 1977. Top priority to coal. The Canberra Times, 21 May, p. 9.

What gets supported and what gets ignored? There is an intense politics to who gets the subsidies and the grants…  We blew it. As a species, we blew it.  So it goes.

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