Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam was in Collie today talking with locals about the Greens' plans for Collie as a renewable energy generation hub. Senator Ludlam, who earlier this year released Energy 2029 - a costed, technical plan for how WA's main electricity grid could switch to 100% renewable energy generation - said Collie should be one of five regional Renewable Energy Zones as it had key attributes that made it the right place to generate renewable energy.
"While the Premier attacks the Prime Minister for supposedly threatening his gas ambitions, and Kevin Rudd talks about making Perth an oil and gas headquarters, both Labor and the Liberals are ignoring Western Australia's huge solar potential," said Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam.
"The Greens' Energy 2029 report is a costed, technical plan for transforming WA's south-west electricity grid to 100% renewable energy by 2029 - in the process creating between 22,000 and 27,000 new local, skilled jobs."
"The position of Minister Gary Gray and Alannah MacTiernan further illustrate how far Labor have lost the plot on nuclear power. Only The Greens can be trusted to stand up for clean, safe energy - and to say no to nuclear," Senator Ludlam said.
Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has taken a strong stand against the Barnett Government’s solar swindle today, launching The Greens’ plan for an Energy Savings Agency to deliver Fair Pay for Solar in WA.