The Greens understand and respect the science of climate change. We know that swift action to reduce the pollution that heats our planet is vital if we are to avoid devastating consequences, and we do everything we can to get Australia closer and closer to that kind of action.
We are proud of what we achieved in negotiations for the Clean Energy Future package, particularly the investments in clean, renewable energy and the design of a carbon price scheme which has complete flexibility to be strengthened over time. The creation of an independent expert Climate Change Authority to recommend 5 year rolling carbon budgets means we have a new opportunity every year to lift the ambition of Australia’s action closer and close to what the science demands.
We have a lot of work to do to make Australia’s climate action match the demands of the science, but, thanks to the Greens’ efforts, we are closer than ever.
26 Oct 2012
The Climate Change Authority hasconfirmed that the Renewable Energy Target is good policy which should be extended and strength...
25 Oct 2012
The success of the RET at driving down wholesale electricity prices totally undermines the argument of the fossil-fuel industry...
24 Oct 2012
UN climate chief Christiana Figueres warned that the urgency of global warming and the unimaginable threat of tippin...
18 Oct 2012
Senator Ludlam asks questions of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation at Senate Estimates
17 Oct 2012
The carbon price and Renewable Energy Target are successfully helping renewable energy outcompete coal
10 Oct 2012
The Greens will move an ammendment to the legislation linking Australia's emissions trading scheme with Europe's to r...
26 Sep 2012 | 11:30 am
"An economy that serves the needs of people and nature, not the other way round"
19 Sep 2012
Research by Greenpeace shows how much exports of Australian coal contribute to driving global warming, highlighting the need to...
30 Sep 2012 | 1:30 pm
Come along and join Senators Wright and Hanson-Young at the Rally for Solar. It is a community event which will invol...
14 Sep 2012
"The Energy Supply Association of Australia's members are divided between the green and brown elements, with the dirty elements...