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Labor backing of Liberal coal plan outrageous: Bandt

Labor backing of Liberal coal plan outrageous: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed revelations from Labor that they would allow the construction or refurbishment of coal-fired power stations if the contracts were signed under the Liberals before the election. Mr Bandt also attacked Labor’s apparent confirmation that they would revive the zombie NEG to be their climate and energy policy for the electricity sector.

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Government’s plan to bring down prices is a con: Bandt

Government’s plan to bring down prices is a con: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed the government’s latest attempt at an energy plan, saying the price ‘safety net’ was a con and the coal slush-fund an irresponsible use of public money that will make global warming worse.

“This price ‘safety net’ move is an absolute con,” said Mr Bandt. 

“When you read the fine print, the so-called ‘cap’ won’t apply to 80-90% of customers.

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Leigh Creek UCG project must be stopped

The Australian Greens are calling on urgent Federal Government intervention into the Leigh Creek Energy underground coal gasification project, after today’s announcement the company has produced its first syngas.

“The Federal Environment Minister must intervene and put a stop to this project before any irreversible damage is caused. It is a disgrace it was ever given the go-ahead by the South Australian Liberal Government,” Greens environment spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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IPCC report hits the climate emergency button: Greens

IPCC report hits the climate emergency button: Greens

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C shows it is time to hit the climate emergency button, according to the Australian Greens. The Report, released today, reinforces the need for accelerated action to cut pollution in Australia, including the phase out of thermal coal exports. Action is needed before 2030.

“If we don’t quit coal, we are screwed,” said Mr Bandt.

“Business as usual under Liberal and Labor is a death sentence.

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Greens push to establish Renewable Energy Zones across Australia

Greens push to establish Renewable Energy Zones across Australia

 

The Australian Greens will put in place a new Commonwealth strategy to establish establish Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) across Australia to drive the clean energy transition.

 

The Renewable Energy Zones strategy was outlined by Australian Greens energy and climate spokesperson Adam Bandt MP in an opening address to the annual All-Energy Australia Conference in Melbourne this morning.

 

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Time to establish a national publicly owned electricity retailer

In a speech to the National Press Club the Leader of the Australian Greens, Dr Richard Di Natale, will today announce a plan to establish a national publicly owned electricity retailer, Power Australia, to increase competition in the National Electricity Market, drive down prices and support the transition to clean energy.

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Dump nuclear waste plans: Greens

The Coalition Government must abandon its plans to dump nuclear waste in South Australia, not extend their consultation process, the Greens say.

 

“The Coalition Government will just continue extending its deadline in the hopes it will finally get the answer it wants on dumping nuclear waste in outback South Australia,” Greens nuclear spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

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Climate research shows Australians back Greens plan to phase out coal

Climate research shows Australians back Greens plan to phase out coal

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the Climate of the Nation research conducted by The Australia Institute reaffirms that most Australians want strong action on climate change and a majority understand the contribution that big energy corporations and the relentless privatisation of our critical energy infrastructure have made to high electricity prices.

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Speech: Climate Change

'Get your hands off it, Prime Minister.' That was the banner that Greenpeace tied to the flagpoles in front of this very building this week, calling on Australia's latest Prime Minister to break his addiction to coal. We remember well Scott Morrison, the then Treasurer, entering the House of Representatives jovially waving around a lump of coal. But, Prime Minister, this is no joke. Our planet is cooking, and we have a Prime Minister who is not willing to take any concrete action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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