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Milne: Only the Greens can be trusted on climate

"On climate change Tony Abbott is a denier, Kevin Rudd has back flipped and only the Greens can be trusted," said Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

"The decision to scrap the fixed carbon price is cowardly. If you believed that climate change was the greatest moral challenge of our time, and it is, you would not now be moving to have the big polluters pay less. That is what Kevin Rudd is doing. It is all about politics and not about policy.

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Faster, cheaper, 100% clean energy: Greens' plan to make it happen

The Australian Greens today launched a plan to create special zones to help communities become world leaders in renewable energy, put downward pressure on electricity prices and boost regional jobs and investment.

"Our Connecting Clean Energy plan will mean cleaner air, more jobs and investment in regional Australia, and big cuts to the pollution driving global warming," said Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

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The Greens' Clean Energy Roadmap for Australia

The Greens' plan to get to a 100% renewable Australia

We need to do more to encourage clean energy investment in Australia.

While the old parties chop and change their plans on pollution pricing and clean energy, the Greens have a plan to make Australia the best place in the world to build renewable energy.

The Greens' Clean Energy Roadmap sets out a framework to build an Australia powered by the wind, sun and waves.

The Roadmap has three pillars:

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Failure of both government and coal companies must lead to lower compensation

The termination of the Contracts for Closure program represents a breach of trust on the part of the government and a short-sighted failure to negotiate in good faith on the part of both the government and the coal generators, the Australian Greens said today.

"Following this failure of good faith and good sense by both Minister Ferguson and the coal generators, the Greens will use every political and parliamentary lever we can to speed up the transition to a clean energy economy," Australian Greens Leader, Christine Milne, said.

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Big step for Australia and the world in genuine action to cut pollution

Significant changes to Australia's pollution price announced today, following extensive negotiations between the government, the Greens and the European Commission, will deliver a big step forward for genuine action to cut pollution both in Australia and globally.

"This is a red letter day in building global cooperation to tackle global warming, but it is also a hugely important step in building a clean energy economy in Australia and making our pollution pricing scheme as effective, credible and long-term as possible," Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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Sun rises on Climate Change Authority

The independent expert Climate Change Authority has released its first issues paper, calling for submissions to its review of the Renewable Energy Target.

"This important first paper from the Climate Authority points to the impressive potential of renewable energy such as wind, solar, tidal and geothermal to power our country without polluting the atmosphere and driving global warming," Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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