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TURNBULL’S COAL PLAN WILL DROWN PACIFIC ISLANDS: BANDT

Turnbull’s coal plan will drown Pacific Islands: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s coal plan will drown the Pacific Islands.

Mr Bandt said he doesn’t know how the Prime Minister will be able to look Pacific Island leaders in the eye, given that his plan to keep coal-fired power stations open will accelerate sea level rises that threaten to drown some Pacific nations.

“Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to keep coal plants running will help drown Pacific Island nations,” Mr Bandt said today.

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ENERGY RULE MAKER'S DAYS NUMBERED AS IT WALLOPS ENERGY STORAGE: BANDT

Adam Bandt 5 Sep 2017

Energy rule maker's days numbered as it wallops energy storage: Bandt

The Australian Energy Market Commission has released its draft determination on a rule change request to reduce the time interval for settlement in the wholesale electricity market from 30 minutes to five minutes.

The requested rule change would reduce the gaming of the system by fossil fuel generators and enable energy storage and demand management to compete with fossil fuel generators on a more level playing field.

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GREENS PUSH TO EXTEND RET, WARN LABOR NOT TO CAPITULATE ON COAL

Greens push to extend RET, warn Labor not to capitulate on coal

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has introduced legislation into parliament today to extend the Renewable Energy Target and urged the Labor party not to cut a deal with the government on a Clean Energy Target that includes coal, as was publicly mooted last week, warning it may set back investment in renewables.

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IT'S TIME TO REREGULATE ELECTRICITY PRICES: GREENS

It's time to reregulate electricity prices: Greens

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has said Malcolm Turnbull’s tea party with big power bosses won’t bring down bills.

Instead, Mr Bandt urged the Prime Minister to adopt Greens policy and move towards reregulating electricity prices to reduce power bills that are spiralling out of control.

“Deregulating electricity prices has failed. It is time the government stepped in and capped electricity prices,” said Mr Bandt.

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TURNBULL’S FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ELECTRICITY RETAILERS WON’T STOP PRICE INCREASES: BANDT

Adam Bandt 10 Aug 2017

Turnbull’s fireside chat with electricity retailers won’t stop price increases: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull can fly big retailers to Canberra and beg them to reduce prices, but unless he’s willing to adopt Greens policy to re-regulate electricity prices, or secure further commitments in his next scheduled meetings, costs will continue to rise for consumers.

“Malcolm Turnbull is trying to regulate the words on power bills but the Greens want to regulate the price,” said Mr Bandt.

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GREENS PUSH TO RE-REGULATE ELECTRICITY PRICES

Adam Bandt 9 Aug 2017

Greens push to re-regulate electricity prices

The Australian Greens will move to cap electricity prices in a push for the government to reregulate the retail electricity sector.

In the National Electricity Market, where the Commonwealth has influence, the Commonwealth would give states where retail electricity prices are currently deregulated (VIC, NSW, SA & parts of QLD) until the end of 2017 to re-regulate prices.

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RENEWABLES WON’T KILL PEOPLE, BUT COAL WILL: BANDT

Renewables won’t kill people, but coal will: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today responded to claims by the Liberals’ new chief propaganda peddler Craig Kelly that people will die because of renewables.

“No they won’t,” said Mr Bandt.

“Coal kills people. Renewables save lives.

“Craig Kelly is just another ideologue, hell bent on hastening dangerous global warming. This latest foray isn’t unexpected, but it is certainly unfounded.

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NATURAL GAS BLOWING OUR CARBON BUDGET: BANDT

Natural gas blowing our carbon budget: Bandt

Responding to today’s release of greenhouse pollution data that the government had tried to keep secret, Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said that LNG production and coal seam gas were blowing the country’s carbon budget and taking us off-track to even meeting the Liberals’ paltry emissions targets.

“After being caught out trying to keep pollution data secret, the government has released the figures and they paint a grim picture,” said Mr Bandt.

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