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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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Greens will move to declare ‘climate emergency’ in next Parliament following UK Parliament climate emergency declaration

Greens will move to declare ‘climate emergency’ in next Parliament following UK Parliament climate emergency declaration

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has welcomed the UK Parliament’s declaration of a climate and environment emergency. Mr Bandt said the Greens would seek to move and pass a similar motion as soon as possible in the new Parliament after the election.

“The UK Parliament has recognised the world is facing an existential climate crisis and that we all need to act urgently,” Mr Bandt said.

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Labor dishes up dog's breakfast of Liberal leftovers on climate

Labor dishes up dog's breakfast of Liberal leftovers on climate

Greens’ climate change spokesperson and Co-Deputy Leader, Adam Bandt, said that Labor’s climate announcement today was a jumble of Liberal party ideas without any plan to transition out of thermal coal. Mr Bandt also said his party would oppose the ‘fake action’ of international offsets contained in Labor’s plan. The Greens will work to kick Scott Morrison’s government out but then toughen up Labor’s proposals in the Senate.

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A shortlist with coal is a shortcut to climate change

A shortlist with coal is a shortcut to climate change

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today reacted to the Coalition’s so-called ‘shortlist’ of underwriting projects that include coal, re-iterating his intention to stop the Commonwealth from using taxpayer dollars on coal-fired power.

“Any ‘shortlist’ that includes coal is a shortcut to worse droughts and more bushfires,” said Mr Bandt.

“Spending taxpayer money on coal is like giving money from the health budget to a tobacco company.

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Greens launch $2.2 billion battery storage fund

From July 1, 2019, the Greens will introduce a $2.2 billion battery storage fund providing household battery storage incentives of up to $7000 per battery (tapering down annually to July 1, 2023). Each quarter, $137.5 million will be made available for use from the fund.

Battery storage in Australia is taking off, with household battery storage uptake tripling in 2017 and expected to reach 33,000 in 2018. However, the Greens recognise the industry is still developing and this boost will improve access for households and help manufacturers reduce costs and increase production.

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RBA issues climate warning

Lines attributable to Adam Bandt MP, Greens climate change and energy spokesperson:

“After this warning from the Reserve Bank, the Coalition and Labor can no longer avoid having a plan to transition out of coal in an orderly manner.

“Australia’s central economic institution has just confirmed we could tip past the 1.5 degree global warming threshold in as soon as 10 years.

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A veritable army will fight new coal; Greens tell Nats on ‘big stick’ legislation to ‘bring it on’.

A veritable army will fight new coal; Greens tell Nats on ‘big stick’ legislation to ‘bring it on’.

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that a veritable army will be raised to fight new coal-fired power stations in NSW unless Liberal and Labor commit to stopping them. Mr Bandt also told the Nationals who want the ‘big stick’ bill to be voted on in Parliament to ‘bring it on’, flagging that he would amend it to stop taxpayer funds flowing to coal-fired power stations.

On new coal-fired power stations:

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