Quitting coal: a health benefit equivalent to quitting tobacco, alcohol and fast-food | Jonathan Patz | Opinion | The Guardian

View of the Bayswater power station, near Muswellbrook in the Hunter region of NSW

The cost of solar is now well below the retail power prices in Australian capital cities, after dropping 58% in the past five years. What entirely eludes me is why, in a sun-baked country that has a national health campaign of “Slip, Slap, Slop, Seek, Slide”, the Australian government is not taking full advantage of the overabundance of sunlight to expand its renewal energy portfolio and avoid pollution-related deaths as a bonus.

Source: Quitting coal: a health benefit equivalent to quitting tobacco, alcohol and fast-food | Jonathan Patz | Opinion | The Guardian