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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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Wind Farm Points the Way to Jobs for the Future


The Australian Greens have cautiously welcomed Hydro Tasmania’s announcement it plans to build a 200 turbine wind farm on King Island off the North West Coast of Tasmania.


Greens Leader Christine Milne said, “Tasmania has such a bright future if we embrace the clean, smart, jobs-rich industries like renewable energy that the Greens have been working to support.

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ESAA divided but Greens call for increase in RET

"As the Climate Change Authority takes submissions on the renewable energy target it's hardly surprising that the vested interests of the old fossil fuel order are doing everything in their power to undermine the renewable energy target." Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens said today

"If Australia is to make the transformation to a clean energy economy we need to move to 100 per cent renewable energy as quickly as possible with the Renewable Energy Target increased to at least 50 per cent by 2030.

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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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Senator Christine Milne Press Conference

Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Christine Milne, held a press conference in Hobart today calling for an increase in the Renewable Energy Target (RET), Tony Abbott's refusal to join the multi-party reference group on asylum seeker policy, Labor's attack on progressive voters and Afghanistan.

She also commented on Miranda Gibson, who has set a new Australian record on her 209th day in the Observer Tree.

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