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Climate holdout Japan drove Australia’s LNG boom. Could the partnership go green?

By Wesley Morgan, Research Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University
Without funding from Japan, many of Australia’s gas projects wouldn’t have gone ahead. Massive public loans from Japanese taxpayers are propping up Australia’s now-enormous fossil gas industry. Japan is also becoming a major gas trader and today exports more gas to other countries than it imports from Australia.

Even as the world rapidly shifts to a clean energy future, Japan is emerging as a fossil fuel holdout. The world’s fourth biggest economy,…The Conversation

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