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Government should back Holden electric vehicles: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt has welcomed reports that GMH is considering plans to assemble up to 126 electric Holdens in Australia. Mr Bandt has called on the government to back the plan and make a real commitment to electric vehicles in Australia.

Mr Bandt says the government should back the GMH consortium plan and also put in place other measures, such as procurement of electric vehicles for the government fleet.

 "The Australian car industry is stalled and going backwards. Electric vehicles are the way to secure its future" Mr Bandt said.

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Climate Commission report points to Tony Abbott’s handbrake on Australia

The latest report from the Climate Commission today shows that Australia is at risk of falling behind global action to move to clean, renewable energy. The report sends a clear message that our price on pollution is a vital first step in the right direction, and it's a damning indictment of Tony Abbott's negative rhetoric, the Australian Greens said today.

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Greens welcome decision to drop coal plant

 Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt has welcomed a Federal Government decision to withdraw $100 million in funding to the proposed HRL coal fired power station in the La Trobe Valley.

 Mr Bandt called on the Victorian government to now also withdraw its funding.

 "After a hard fought community campaign the Minister has made the right decision", Mr Bandt said.

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Munmorah closure points to clean energy economy

The official closure of the Munmorah coal fired power plant today, two years after it was mothballed, is a clear signal that Australia is at last moving towards building a clean energy economy, the Australian Greens said today.

"With Australia now putting a price on pollution, we're already seeing that our economy will increasingly be powered by clean, renewable energy, not by coal,'" said Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Adam Bandt MP.

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ADAM'S BLOG: Being passive

passive apartment

In Berlin's Mitte district, about 50m from the site of the former Wall, is this very nifty 'passive' block of apartments. Built a few years ago after an architect (who now also lives in the building) put an ad in the paper seeking co-owners for a green building project, the place has 19 apartments, 8 of them owned by the co-operative.

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