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Coal unreliable and Alinta spending a billion on a ‘stranded asset’

Coal unreliable and Alinta spending a billion on a ‘stranded asset’

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Alinta’s decision to spend over a billion dollars to purchase a dirty coal-fired power station will come back to haunt them.

“Victoria can’t rely on coal,” said Mr Bandt.

“Coal-fired power stations are struggling with the heat.

“We also need to retire one coal-fired power station a year until 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

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Modelling confirms NEG sabotages renewables

Modelling confirms NEG sabotages renewables

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the latest modelling for the proposed ‘National Energy Guarantee’ confirms that the NEG sabotages investment in renewables.

“This modelling shows that the ‘NEG’ would come in like a wrecking ball to smash investment in renewables,” said Mr Bandt.

“According to the modelling, the NEG will only add an extra 1% of renewable capacity to 2030 compared with doing nothing at all.

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Extreme weather report predicts massive damage, even without climate change

Extreme weather report predicts massive damage, even without climate change

Greens climate change spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today commented on a report by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities, which warned that the economic cost of extreme weather could reach $39 billion per year by 2050 – without considering any additional impact from climate change.

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New Finkel report shows government renewables war is built on lies

New Finkel report shows government renewables war is built on lies

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says the new Finkel report on energy storage released today shows Malcolm Turnbull’s war on renewables is built on lies.

Mr Bandt said the report also highlights the need for the Greens’ policy of a national plan for energy storage, including a storage target and investment in the export opportunities of solar fuels.

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International climate change conference in Bonn has barely begun, but Australia has already been crowned ‘fossil of the day’

International climate change conference in Bonn has barely begun, but Australia has already been crowned ‘fossil of the day’

Ahead of his visit to Bonn, Germany, for the UNFCCC climate change conference, Greens spokesperson for climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP provides the following comment on Australia being awarded the ‘Fossil of the Day’ award for its addiction to coal:

“With this government’s record on climate change and their unrelenting support for the giant Adani mine, they’d probably welcome this award as a badge of honour.

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Turnbull helps Vales Point coal barons cash in while planet burns: Bandt

Turnbull helps Vales Point coal barons cash in while planet burns: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today responded to the alarming revelations that after being sold for $1 million in 2015 after a slated 2021 closure date, Vales Point has now been revalued at $730 million and will continue in operation until 2029.

“Malcolm Turnbull’s energy chaos has helped the coal barons who bought Vales Point laugh all the way to the bank while the planet burns,” said Mr Bandt.

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NEG may force some states to switch off renewables: Bandt

NEG may force some states to switch off renewables: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘National Energy Guarantee’ could see some states directed to have less renewable energy and that government talk of ‘backending’ emissions cuts was dangerous.

State-based schemes:

“This policy that’s been cooked up on the run is also going to cook the planet,” said Mr Bandt.

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Turnbull has capitulated to climate terrorists to wreck our climate: Bandt

Turnbull has capitulated to climate terrorists to wreck our climate: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s capitulation to Tony Abbott is finally complete.

“Yet again, Tony Abbott has emerged victorious on climate change policy,” said Mr Bandt.

“This is the policy you get when you capitulate to the climate terrorists on your backbench. This is a policy of appeasement designed to please Tony Abbott and the other Trumps on the backbench.

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ACCC calls BS on Turnbull/Abbott war on renewable subsidies: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the ACCC report has confirmed that power prices are going through the roof because big companies are gaming the electricity system, not because of renewable energy.

“The consumer watchdog has belled the cat. Power prices are going through the roof because big companies are gaming the system, not because of renewable energy targets,” said Mr Bandt.

“The ACCC has called BS on Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott’s war on renewable subsidies.

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