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Quit Coal: Ending Australia’s thermal coal exports by 2030

Quit Coal: Ending Australia’s thermal coal exports by 2030

Greens Deputy Leader and climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has outlined a significant new election policy on coal when addressing a conference of the United Firefighters Union in Hobart today.

Highlighting the link between worsening bushfires and climate change, Mr Bandt has detailed how the Greens would phase out thermal coal exports by 2030.

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Labor backing of Liberal coal plan outrageous: Bandt

Labor backing of Liberal coal plan outrageous: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed revelations from Labor that they would allow the construction or refurbishment of coal-fired power stations if the contracts were signed under the Liberals before the election. Mr Bandt also attacked Labor’s apparent confirmation that they would revive the zombie NEG to be their climate and energy policy for the electricity sector.

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Government’s plan to bring down prices is a con: Bandt

Government’s plan to bring down prices is a con: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed the government’s latest attempt at an energy plan, saying the price ‘safety net’ was a con and the coal slush-fund an irresponsible use of public money that will make global warming worse.

“This price ‘safety net’ move is an absolute con,” said Mr Bandt. 

“When you read the fine print, the so-called ‘cap’ won’t apply to 80-90% of customers.

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Time to establish a national publicly owned electricity retailer

In a speech to the National Press Club the Leader of the Australian Greens, Dr Richard Di Natale, will today announce a plan to establish a national publicly owned electricity retailer, Power Australia, to increase competition in the National Electricity Market, drive down prices and support the transition to clean energy.

Quotes attributable to Dr Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens:

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Speech: Climate Change

'Get your hands off it, Prime Minister.' That was the banner that Greenpeace tied to the flagpoles in front of this very building this week, calling on Australia's latest Prime Minister to break his addiction to coal. We remember well Scott Morrison, the then Treasurer, entering the House of Representatives jovially waving around a lump of coal. But, Prime Minister, this is no joke. Our planet is cooking, and we have a Prime Minister who is not willing to take any concrete action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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