Labour's David Parker, Energy and Climate Change Minister continues to show how out of touch and incompetent he is:
Confirmation the stand-by generator at Whirinaki has been in regular use this month. How far away is winter?
Parker and Dr Don Elder squabbled at an energy conference today. Dr Elder (Head of Government owned Solid Energy) said new coal mines would contribute to generators which could scrub green house gas emissions. Parker told the audience the coal industry had done nothing and needed to focus on becoming a green energy source...
Elder's riposte was Parker would be best advised to seek the advice of his audience (which was composed of energy experts) not source his material from a popular magazine...