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Greens ready to back government reining in electricity networks

Greens ready to back government reining in electricity networks

The Australian Greens have said they are ready to back moves to start reining in spending by power network companies, as announced by the Turnbull government today. However, the Greens are more cautious about the push to require AEMO to look at dispatchable generation, as it seems predicated on coal-fired generation remaining in the system for an unreasonably long time.

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Finkel report a political fix

The review of Australia's energy markets handed down today by Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel is more interested in fixing a political problem for Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten than in addressing the great issue of our times, dangerous global warming, said leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale and Greens Climate Change Spokesperson Adam Bandt MP.

"The goal should be to stop dangerous climate change, not find a political fix that won’t keep the climate safe or save the reef," Dr Di Natale said.

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Shorten’s olive branch on Finkel looks more like a white flag: Bandt

Shorten’s olive branch on Finkel looks more like a white flag: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt has warned Bill Shorten about signing up to a Low Emissions Target (LET) that’s even weaker than what John Howard proposed in 2007. Bill Shorten’s letter to the Prime Minister today suggests Labor’s ‘olive branch’ is more a white flag of surrender in the ‘climate wars’.

“Labor should not end the ‘climate wars’ by surrendering and waving the white flag,” said Mr Bandt.

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Finkel "coal support" and "storage plan" may risk transition: Bandt

Finkel "coal support" and "storage plan" may risk transition: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says reports that the Finkel review may allow coal-fired power stations to operate for decades and may seek to place storage requirements on new renewable energy generators could put the energy transition at risk.

Reports today that existing coal generators will be allowed to run for decades until the end of their existing 'technical life' are also deeply troubling, said Mr Bandt.

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Labor shouldn't end the 'climate wars' by surrendering: Bandt

Labor shouldn't end the 'climate wars' by surrendering: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has warned Labor about blindly signing up to the Low Emissions Target (LET), reportedly being proposed by the Finkel Review this week, saying it could result in consumers subsidising big gas and coal companies.

Mr Bandt said instead of subsidising coal and gas, the government and Labor should accept the future is in wind, solar and storage and boost the Renewable Energy Target which is due to end in 2020. Government modelling shows that extending the RET will deliver the biggest savings for customers.

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Trump's new "axis of denial" greater threat than terrorism: Bandt

Greens climate change spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today responded to the alarming reports that Donald Trump is considering withdrawing from the global climate change agreement by urging the Prime Minister to call the President to prevent a new "axis of denial" forming.

"Malcolm Turnbull must pick up the phone and urge Donald Trump not to withdraw," said Mr Bandt.

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Greens slam govt’s proposal for CEFC to fund coal

Greens slam govt’s proposal for CEFC to fund coal

Responding to the government’s decision to introduce legislation allowing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to invest in carbon capture and storage (CCS), Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt said the decision proves the government will pursue its sickening obsession with coal, no matter what the cost.

“Even coal-obsessed Donald Trump is cutting funding for this wacky idea,” said Mr Bandt.

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Energy regulator report points to govt failure: Bandt

Energy regulator report points to govt failure: Bandt

Greens energy and climate spokesperson Adam Bandt says the Australian Energy Regulator’s “State of the Energy Market” report, released today, reinforces that the energy crisis is caused by the Turnbull government’s failure to implement a coherent electricity and climate policy.

Mr Bandt said the report again shows that everyone except the government seems to know we need a policy to phase out coal and bring new energy generation in.

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Adam Bandt's speech on The Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017

Adam Bandt's speech on The Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 

We need more money for public schools, but not the model that Labor came up with on the eve on an election, that locks in funding to wealthy private schools at the expense of public schools; and not the Liberal model that will make it harder for many of the neediest public schools to catch up after years of neglect; but funding that puts public education on a pedestal.

This is something that matters deeply to me. I am a proud product of a public school education. I went to Linden Park Primary School in South Australia and Rosalie Primary and Hollywood High in Western Australia. That public education was the foundation that allowed me to go on to higher education at Murdoch University and then Monash University. My parents, like countless parents before and since, wanted what was best for me and believed that a quality public education was not only the means of creating greater opportunity for their children, but also greater equality in society and the cornerstone of a democratic society.

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Government must take more control of electricity grid: Bandt

Greens spokesperson for energy Adam Bandt MP today said that the Federal Court’s decision that will increase electricity prices by up to $3bn for NSW families shows the government needs to exercise more control over what consumers are charged.

“Under the Liberals, power prices are skyrocketing and there’s no plan to fix the system,” said Mr Bandt.

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