Protect the Renewable Energy Target

The Renewable Energy Target creates jobs and cuts pollution. But Australia’s biggest polluters are lobbying the government to scrap the target – because they rake in billions from their dirty coal-fired power stations.


Enough is enough. Watch this video and using our easy tool, send an email to the Board and executive management of Origin, AGL and EnergyAustralia. 

Click to download ACF’s detailed analysis of RET and see who really benefits.

Tony Abbott’s push to ditch renewables could hand coal and gas industry $10bn

Research shows bills would not fall, but the coal industry would reap a massive windfall if renewable energy target was scrapped. See:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/17/tony-abbotts-push-to-ditch-renewables-could-hand-coal-and-gas-industry-10bn

Plans for one of Australia’s largest solar power stations scrapped

Decision to suspend Mildura solar power station comes amid speculation renewable energy target may be scrapped. See:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/18/plans-for-one-of-australias-largest-solar-power-stations-scrapped?CMP=twt_gu

Fighting dirty on clean energy

The federal government has tried to blame rising electricity prices on the RET. But while electricity prices have doubled in the last six years, the RET has played very little part in this – previous reviews and modelling have shown only a three to four and a half per cent rise in electricity prices attributable to the RET. See:

The Australia Institute take on RET and electricity prices

The Price of Power (ABC Radio National)

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With Australian electricity prices amongst the highest in the world, more and more households are going solar. The big power companies say the Renewable Energy Target is undermining their businesses and they want it wound back. The federal government agrees, so who is to blame for the high price of power? 

Jess Hill investigates. (This story was originally broadcast on 27 April 2014.) Click for full story.

Don’t let your energy company pull the plug on solar

10 things Australia’s big energy companies don’t want you to know

600x315-Facebook-petition-share-image_2They might try to tell you they’re fighting for our clean energy future – but Origin Energy, EnergyAustralia and AGL are not as green as you think. Here are 10 things they’re trying to hide from you.

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How Rupert Murdoch created the world’s newest climate change villain

How Rupert Murdoch created the world's newest climate change villain

Australia was once a leader on climate action. Thanks to American conservative powerhouses, that’s no longer true

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What about the State Budget? Greens MPs have their say.

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance’s first budget was written to win the next election with lots of bright shiny new projects to please marginal seat voters, all paid for on the back of once-only assets sales.

While services and environmental protection are starved of funds, the Treasurer continued to find tax breaks for the big end of town and even more money for private schools.

Greens NSW MPs have composed a budget wrap to summarise how the pre-election  budget will affect communities, the environment and the future of the state.

Continue reading What about the State Budget? Greens MPs have their say.

#BUST THE FEDERAL BUDGET

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 Click to see information on the National Greens response to the Federal Budget

No Forced Amalgamation with Shoalhaven Council

Kiama Greens  support the campaign to oppose the amalgamation of Kiama Council with Shoalhaven Council.

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Make sure you vote in the plebiscite on 7th May to send a strong message to the Government that Kiama Municipality wants to remain an independent Council with its own democratically elected Councillors