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Greens will move to block government funding of Liddell coal-fired power station: Bandt

Following Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s announcement of a taskforce to consider propping up the Liddell coal-fired power station, Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has vowed the Greens will block any public money being used to keep the coal-fired power station open longer. The station is scheduled for closure in 2022/23, but Minister Taylor this morning refused to rule out using public money to support Liddell and keep it open longer.
 
“The coal-loving bullies in the government are slowing down the transition to renewables,” said Mr Bandt.

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More gas won't fix energy problems: Bandt

Australian Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, responded today to the push from Federal Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, for Victoria to lift its onshore gas moratorium, saying more gas won’t fix Australia’s energy problems and will make climate change worse.
 
“While renewables are pulling electricity costs down, gas is driving costs up,”  said Mr Bandt.
 
“Lifting the fracking ban in Victoria will just see more gas sold offshore to the highest bidder while making global warming worse.”
 

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Real fuel security means decarbonising our economy: Bandt

Greens energy spokesperson Adam Bandt has responded to the announcement that Australia is looking to access millions of barrels of oil from the United States’ Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
 
“If we want to take real action on fuel security, we need to look past fossil fuels and instead get serious about embracing electric vehicles,” said Mr Bandt.
 
“Instead of acting to drive the shift to electric vehicles, the government spent the last election running a scare campaign.”
 

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Government coal bullies slowing renewables transition

02/08/19

Greens energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, responded to the announcement that AGL will submit to government pressure and keep Liddell power station open longer, saying the decision would make global warming worse. 

"The coal bullies in the governent are slowing down the transition to renewables," said Mr Bandt. 

"We're in record drought, the Arctic is burning and we should be phasing out coal, not forcing it to stay open longer." 

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Greens declare climate emergency and support for climate strikers

At the Australian Greens National Conference last weekend, the Australian Greens moved and passed a motion declaring a climate emergency, and a motion calling on people to join in the September 20 climate strike. Greens Deputy Leader and climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said it was now time for other parties and parliaments across Australia to join the Greens by demonstrating their unequivocal recognition of the scale of the crisis facing us.

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If Labor fast tracks Adani, the Greens will strike in the inner city: Bandt

If Labor fast tracks Adani, the Greens will strike in the inner city: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP today warned Labor against fast tracking Adani. Not only will this put lives at risk by making climate change worse, but Labor would be putting at risk inner-city seats in Brisbane and Melbourne.

“If Queensland Labor misreads the election results and starts hugging coal even tighter, voters in the inner city will punish Labor and shift to the Greens,” said Mr Bandt.

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Garrett’s right on climate emergency, the beds are burning: Bandt

Garrett’s right on climate emergency, the beds are burning: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today backed former Labor Minister Peter Garrett’s call for an incoming Labor government to declare and act on the climate emergency.

“The beds are burning and Peter Garrett is right,” said Mr Bandt.

“A million species are at risk of extinction and our world is sinking, burning and drowning simultaneously. Our government needs to respond.

“The climate emergency requires an emergency response, not business as usual.

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