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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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Greens slam Turnbull’s moves to give public money to coal, welcome state moves to reject NEG

Greens slam Turnbull’s moves to give public money to coal, welcome state moves to reject NEG

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed reports that Malcolm Turnbull has capitulated to the hard-right coal-huggers on his backbench by committing to the ACCC recommendation that could see public money spent on coal-fired power stations. Mr Bandt also cautiously welcomed moves by Daniel Andrews to reject the current design of the NEG, but warned that if he flip-flops on the NEG, he will feel the heat from a Greens army in the inner-city.

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Cut the coal-huggers loose, state Premiers must reject NEG: Bandt

Cut the coal-huggers loose, state Premiers must reject NEG: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the coal-huggers in the Coalition are running the country’s climate change and energy policy, further evidenced by Minister David Littleproud’s comments on climate change and the latest analysis of NEG modelling. He called on Premiers Daniel Andrews and Annastacia Palaszczuk to stop treading water and join the ACT in rejecting the current design of the NEG.

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Labor must reject National Energy Guarantee: Bandt

Australian Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has welcomed reports Federal Labor intends to reject the National Energy Guarantee and has called on Labor premiers to join them.

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