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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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Energy White Paper gets an F from WA

The new Federal Government energy white paper is a missed opportunity and locks in obsolete and polluting energy sources, the Greens warned today.

Member for the Mining And Pastoral Region Robin Chapple MLC said the paper missed a great opportunity to promote Western Australia as a solar energy powerhouse.

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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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Hockey prepares ground to support $10b Clean Energy Fund

Tony Abbott's claim that he will repeal all aspects of the climate change package is looking even more suspect today after Joe Hockey prepared the ground for keeping the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

Mr Hockey told the National Press Club that: ‘if elected, one of my earliest administrative tasks to improve public finances will be to meet with senior public servants to identify the real commercial value of the NBN and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and their treatment in the Budget.'

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