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Abbott-friendly NEG is a dog: Greens

Abbott-friendly NEG is a dog: Greens

Greens energy and climate change spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that as Tony Abbott starts tweeting in support of the NEG, Labor should toughen up and demand better of the Federal government than this dog of a policy.

“The NEG is a dog,” said Mr Bandt. 

“The NEG was designed to appease the coal-huggers on the backbench and Tony Abbott’s latest endorsement suggests that plan is working.”

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Greens ready to block NEG.

Greens ready to block NEG.

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the more detail that emerges about the NEG, the worse the framework becomes. With each new revelation, it becomes increasingly difficult to see how the NEG is anything but a policy designed to placate Tony Abbott and the fossils on the backbench, meaning the Greens may have no choice but to block legislation when it comes to Federal Parliament.

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Stopping network rorting requires rule change to reduce rate of return: Bandt

Stopping network rorting requires rule change to reduce rate of return: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today backed The Grattan Institute’s call to reduce the ‘regulated asset base’ of our electricity networks, which echoes The Greens’ call to reduce the guaranteed rate of return offered to networks to a figure that is, or is close to, the government bond level.

“There’s no justification for making consumers subsidise investment that is essentially risk-free,” said Mr Bandt.

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Direct Action is a sham, safeguard mechanism not safe: Bandt

Direct Action is a sham, safeguard mechanism not safe: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said reports today that nearly 60 industrial sites have been jacking up their pollution, sanctioned under the so called ‘safeguard mechanism’ shows that Tony Abbott’s Direct Action plan is a sham that lets Josh Frydenberg lift pollution at taxpayers’ expense.

“Emissions are rising because our climate legislation is a figleaf designed by Tony Abbott to let polluters keep on polluting,” said Mr Bandt.

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Carbon Capture and Storage won’t save coal & is a waste of money and a waste of time: Bandt

Carbon Capture and Storage won’t save coal & is a waste of money and a waste of time: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed suggestions that taxpayer funds from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation should be used to fund Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Since 2003, according to The Australia Institute , over $1.3 billion has been wasted on this unicorn technology – money that should have been spent on clean, green, proven renewable energy technology.

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Power to the people

Power to the people: towards a publicly owned electricity grid

 

The Greens will seek to return the national electricity grid into public hands, starting with the vital interconnectors between regions.

 

The policy will help bring down electricity prices and help cut pollution by ensuring better planning and investment to underpin a clean energy future.               

 

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Climate policy travesty as pollution continues to rise

Climate policy travesty as pollution continues to rise

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed the government’s climate review, released today, as a piece of propaganda designed to justify the government’s failed policies. The data and the policy review released today reveal:

·         Australia’s overall annual emissions in 2016-17 are estimated to have increased 0.7 per cent on the previous year to 550.2 Mt CO2 -e.

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Sick and disturbing that emissions continue to rise: Bandt

Sick and disturbing that emissions continue to rise: Bandt

In response to reports that Australia’s emissions over the past year are rising, with projections that our transport emissions could be the highest on record, Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today expressed his fury at the government’s climate denialism.

“It’s hard to believe that in 2017, when every country not ruled by a megalomaniac is trying to reduce their emissions, Australia’s emissions continue to rise,” said Mr Bandt.

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