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Abbott will kill clean energy investment: Greens

"Tony Abbott has cast huge uncertainty over the whole renewable energy industry and if he gets control of both houses of Parliament he will kill clean energy investment in its tracks," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"People have a clear choice they can vote for the Greens and a renewable energy future or they can vote for Tony Abbott and the ongoing support of coal fired generation and gas.

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WA’s Goldfields could be a renewable energy world leader under Greens plan

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam was in Kalgoorlie today convening a meeting of business and industry leaders to plan the Goldfields' renewable energy future.

Senator Ludlam organised the meeting with leading American solar energy company SolarReserve, the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the local Chamber of Minerals and Energy, and other interested parties.

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Clean energy advocates celebrate while nuclear lobby holds wake in Fremantle

Scott Ludlam 17 Jul 2013

While nuclear power is in retreat around the globe, advocates of clean energy had ‘Better Things To Do' than protest the Uranium Conference held in Fremantle today - attending the 'Better Things To Do' renewable energy industry breakfast.

"There's a reason the Australian Uranium Conference shrinks year on year. Nuclear power is in retreat across the globe. Electricity generation from nuclear power plants dropped by a historic seven per cent in 2012, adding to the then record drop of four per cent in 2011," said Senator Scott Ludlam.

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Lowering On-Farm Energy Bills

The Greens' plan to help farmers be more energy self-sufficient & save money

If we want to ensure Australia is always able to produce enough fresh food to feed itself, it makes sense to build resilience through our whole food supply system.

Supporting the switch to renewable energy and greater energy efficiency is an important part of strengthening our local food supply.

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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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Government slashes help for council energy cost cutting

The federal government's decision to slash funding to local councils to improve energy efficiency is a blow to ratepayers around the nation, Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne told the annual local government conference in Canberra today.

"The low carbon communities fund was helping local councils to reduce the costs of running community halls, replacing street lights with energy-efficient globes and installing co-generation systems in large public buildings," Senator Milne said

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Resources and Energy

Scott Ludlam 5 Jun 2013

Budget Estimates Monday 3 June 2013 - Economics Committee

Senator LUDLAM: I have three quick issues to raise in the brief time remaining. If it was not already canvassed before I got here, I understand that DRET commissioned CSIRO to prepare a report on residential energy efficiency, the residential ratings project. Has that been received by the department and when are you proposing to release it?

Mr Divall : Senator, could I just ask the name of the report you are after?

Senator LUDLAM: The residential ratings project.

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