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Australia’s Pacific climate cop out a new low: Bandt

Australia’s Pacific climate cop out a new low: Bandt

The Prime Minister’s latest round of climate denial is a new low and is rightly being questioned by Pacific Island leaders, Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt said.

According to reports, the Pacific Island Forum meeting in Nauru is set to endorse a communique that in part describes climate change as the 'single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being' of Pacific Islands.

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Taylor power price bravado is ‘hot air’ as pollution set to soar: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says the latest power price claims from the government’s new energy minister, Angus Taylor, are a lot of hot air. Not only will the new Minister’s approach fail to bring down prices, but it will also increase pollution. Mr Bandt said the government’s so-called “big stick” of default prices will apply to less than 20% of consumers and will not even put in place a hard ‘price cap’ for most people.

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Morrison's Ministry gives middle finger to climate change and renewable energy.

Morrison's Ministry gives middle finger to climate change and renewable energy.

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today reacted with dismay at the appointment of anti-wind, anti-renewables Angus Taylor as the new Energy Minister. Taylor has been a vocal critic of renewable energy, allegedly claiming that energy produced from wind farms was causing communities across Australia to “tear themselves to pieces”.

"By breaking the Environment portfolio away from Energy and handing the latter to a coal-hugger, Scott Morrison has given the middle finger to climate change and renewable energy,” said Mr Bandt.

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Coal crew has Turnbull by the throat: Greens

Coal crew has Turnbull by the throat: Greens

The coal-huggers have Malcolm Turnbull by the throat and the government has dumped any pretence of climate action, Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leader and climate & energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, said today. And while the government is moving on price caps, it has stopped well short of the re-regulation that is needed and which the Greens called for 12 months ago.

“Australia is burning during winter and we’re in the middle of record temperatures and drought, but Malcolm Turnbull has dumped any pretence of acting on climate change because the coal-huggers have him by the throat,” Mr Bandt said.

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Turnbull caves in on climate: Greens

Turnbull caves in on climate: Greens

Greens Co-Deputy Leader and climate & energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said Malcolm Turnbull’s latest energy backflip to appease the Coalition coal-huggers puts Paris climate goals out of reach. Mr Bandt also said that the proposed new energy price measures look weak and designed to lock out renewables, when what is needed to bring bills down is the full re-regulation of electricity prices and more renewable energy.

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Gov sees Green on power price caps, but NEG means no benefits: Bandt

Gov sees Green on power price caps, but NEG means no benefits: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed the news that the government may be forced to adopt a Greens plan for re-regulating electricity prices. But Mr Bandt warned that any benefits from capping power prices may be wiped out by the National Energy Guarantee which will destroy renewables investment and increase the power of the big three gen-tailers.

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Turnbull can’t guarantee the NEG will pass the House thanks to coal crew: Bandt

Turnbull can’t guarantee the NEG will pass the House thanks to coal crew: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that because of the 4 to 5 coal-huggers on his backbench who have threatened to cross the floor, Malcolm Turnbull cannot guarantee the passage of the National Energy Guarantee legislation through the House of Representatives.

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Senate forces Minister to reveal full NEG modelling

Senate forces Minister to reveal full NEG modelling

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the government’s refusal to release the full modelling conducted for the National Energy Guarantee either means that they know the modelling is completely bogus, or it doesn’t actually exist. The Senate has now directed that the government release the full modelling behind the government’s heroic claims that the NEG will reduce power prices by an average of $550 a year. The government must release the documents by 9:00 am on Tuesday, 14th of August.

“The NEG modelling is either full of holes or it doesn’t exist,” said Mr Bandt.

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Government poked in eye by States on NEG

Government poked in eye by States on NEG

Greens climate and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has welcomed the refusal by the State governments to support the National Energy Guarantee today.

Mr Bandt said the Greens would also continue with a motion in the Senate to force the release of the full NEG modelling ahead of the Coalition Party room.

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Bandt’s message to Labor: Don’t betray renewables by supporting NEG.

Bandt’s message to Labor: Don’t betray renewables by supporting NEG.

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today called on state Premiers to reject the NEG deal at tomorrow’s COAG meeting, which now includes a slush fund for coal. Mr Bandt said that if states roll over and support the NEG, they’ll be betraying renewable energy.

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