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Thanks for saving Solar Flagships

 

Dear Friend,

I am emailing you because you recently contacted my office about the threat to funding for solar power in Australia.

I want to thank you for your support and let you know more about the important gains the Greens were able to achieve from of our negotiations with the government. As you are probably aware, our discussions with the government resulted in $100 million being restored to the Solar Flagships Program and a proper consultation process to develop long term policy for large-scale solar power.

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Carbon price agreement: The transformation to clean energy can start now

The Australian Greens today joined the Gillard government in announcing an agreed pathway towards a carbon price that should commence on July 1, 2012, beginning the transformation of our economy from polluting fossil fuels to clean energy.

The agreement is a major step towards implementation of the Greens' proposal for a fixed carbon price starting as soon as possible, rising each year, with no international offsets allowed. The fixed price could be replaced in time with a well-designed emissions trading scheme.

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Greens back levy after $100 million win on solar and support for affordable housing, education

The Australian Greens will support the flood levy in the House of Representatives and the Senate after important gains from the Government on their proposed funding cuts.

Greens Leader Bob Brown, Deputy Leader Christine Milne and MP Adam Bandt took their concerns directly to the government and negotiated a good outcome that will release funding for flood recovery and protect key programs.

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Greens back levy after $100 million win on solar and support for affordable housing, education

The Australian Greens will support the flood levy in the House of Representatives and the Senate after important gains from the Government on their proposed funding cuts, Greens Leader Bob Brown, Deputy Leader Christine Milne and MP Adam Bandt said in Canberra today.

“The Greens have taken our concerns directly to the government and have negotiated a good outcome that will release funding for flood recovery and protect key programs,” Senator Brown said.

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De Kretser is right on floods: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt has backed yesterday's comments from the Victorian Governor on the relationship between climate change and flooding and has said Premier Baillieu is being irresponsible in denying the link.

"The immediate task is to ensure the safety and welfare of Victorians affected by the floods. But this should not prevent us from having a discussion about the impact of climate change and the likelihood of these extreme events recurring," Greens MP Adam Bandt said.

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