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.
I want to thank you for your support for clean energy and our work to kick start real action on climate change. With your support, we can continue to make important gains in the federal parliament.
Your action will be even more important in the months ahead as we work to put a price-tag on carbon pollution.
The Greens are working with the government to put a price-tag on carbon pollution and in recent weeks we were able to announce the latest outcome of our negotiations on how a price will be put in place. Unfortunately, the Coalition led by Tony Abbott is manufacturing a scare campaign against putting a price on pollution.
Putting a price on pollution is a critical step in moving to a clean energy economy and protecting our future. Of course, we will also need additional programs like the Solar Flagships that can support the development of a thriving renewable energy industry in Australia.
I urge you to put your support behind our push for a price on pollution and for further government support of renewable energy like solar. Please come along to our first meeting to discuss how we can make change in Melbourne, 6:30pm Wednesday 16 March at my office, 280 King Street or consider applying for my inaugural internship program.
Looking forward to working with you,
Adam Bandt MP
Federal MP for Melbourne
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