Politically connected businessman insists he is not ‘compulsively wanting’ to build a coal-powered station

The coal baron Trevor St Baker has clarified he has not sought taxpayer support to redevelop a power station he doesn’t own, and insists he is not “compulsively wanting or needing” to build a new coal-powered station in Australia.

St Baker told Guardian Australia in an interview he had not sought assistance from the Morrison government’s power generation underwriting program to redevelop the ageing Liddell power station, which is owned by one of his competitors, the energy giant AGL.

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