Click to read Senator Lee Rhiannon’s tribute to the work of Ken O’Hara
Kiama Greens great banner with Jenny Leong (Greens candidate for Newtown), John Kaye MLC, Senator Scott Ludlam (WA), Mehreen Faruqi MLC and Lindsay Shurey (Randwick). This banner was photographed 100’s of times during the day and positive comments rained down upon it.
Nowra rally with Shoalhaven River backdrop was also supported by Kiama Greens members
The government appointed panel led by a climate change denier and fossil fuel lobbyist has just released a review calling on our government to completely undermine our Renewable Energy Target. Want to do something about it?
Watch this video to find out how you can make climate action history:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
10 things Australia’s big energy companies don’t want you to know
They 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.
Australia was once a leader on climate action. Thanks to American conservative powerhouses, that’s no longer true
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.