At a time when the world is burning, the climate deniers in the Turnbull-Abbott Government are wrecking our climate and locking us into a future dependent on coal.
We're fighting against the NEG to protect our climate. Malcolm Turnbull is trying to get the states and territories to agree to this climate cop-out during a special meeting on August 10. All we need is just one Labor premier to stand up for renewables and we can stop this climate destroying policy.
Will you sign our petition calling on the states to block the NEG?
At a critical moment for acting on climate change and the future of our planet, Malcolm Turnbull has caved in to Tony Abbott, releasing an energy policy that is worse than doing nothing and that keeps coal burning for longer.
Australia is one of the sunniest and windiest countries on earth. Renewable energy is cheap and clean. By embracing it we can save our planet and create jobs in the new economy.
Instead, the National Energy Guarantee fails in 4 key areas:
- It may allow emitters to use shonky overseas carbon offsets;
- It has no mechanism to plan for the orderly retirement of coal-fired power stations;
- The planned emissions cuts from the electricity sector are far too low;
- Will send a signal to the rest of the world that Australia doesn't want investment in clean energy.
Pollution cuts in the energy sector are some of the cheapest and easiest to make, but the target set by the government is so low that it places an impossible task on other sectors of the economy like agriculture and transport.
In Australia we have gone from having world-leading climate legislation to a policy that supports dirty coal.
We only have a few weeks to stop this dodgy plan from being waved through. Help us put pressure on the state and territory leaders to block the NEG and save our climate.