A ‘win’ for fossil fuels: green groups critical as former Origin Energy boss named chief of climate body

A ‘win’ for fossil fuels: green groups critical as former Origin Energy boss named chief of climate body

The Guardian

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The appointment of Grant King as chairman of the Climate Change Authority has been called ‘disappointing but unsurprising’

Environment groups and the Greens have questioned the appointment of former Origin Energy chief Grant King as the new chairman of the Climate Change Authority, while former members of the authority have described it as a “win” for the fossil fuel industry.

The energy and emissions reduction minister, Angus Taylor, announced King’s appointment on Friday, along with Susie Smith, the chief executive of the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network, and John McGee, the former managing director of the Bank of New York Australia, as fellow members.

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