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International climate change conference in Bonn has barely begun, but Australia has already been crowned ‘fossil of the day’

International climate change conference in Bonn has barely begun, but Australia has already been crowned ‘fossil of the day’

Ahead of his visit to Bonn, Germany, for the UNFCCC climate change conference, Greens spokesperson for climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP provides the following comment on Australia being awarded the ‘Fossil of the Day’ award for its addiction to coal:

“With this government’s record on climate change and their unrelenting support for the giant Adani mine, they’d probably welcome this award as a badge of honour.

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Turnbull helps Vales Point coal barons cash in while planet burns: Bandt

Turnbull helps Vales Point coal barons cash in while planet burns: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today responded to the alarming revelations that after being sold for $1 million in 2015 after a slated 2021 closure date, Vales Point has now been revalued at $730 million and will continue in operation until 2029.

“Malcolm Turnbull’s energy chaos has helped the coal barons who bought Vales Point laugh all the way to the bank while the planet burns,” said Mr Bandt.

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NEG may force some states to switch off renewables: Bandt

NEG may force some states to switch off renewables: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘National Energy Guarantee’ could see some states directed to have less renewable energy and that government talk of ‘backending’ emissions cuts was dangerous.

State-based schemes:

“This policy that’s been cooked up on the run is also going to cook the planet,” said Mr Bandt.

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Turnbull has capitulated to climate terrorists to wreck our climate: Bandt

Turnbull has capitulated to climate terrorists to wreck our climate: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s capitulation to Tony Abbott is finally complete.

“Yet again, Tony Abbott has emerged victorious on climate change policy,” said Mr Bandt.

“This is the policy you get when you capitulate to the climate terrorists on your backbench. This is a policy of appeasement designed to please Tony Abbott and the other Trumps on the backbench.

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ACCC calls BS on Turnbull/Abbott war on renewable subsidies: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the ACCC report has confirmed that power prices are going through the roof because big companies are gaming the electricity system, not because of renewable energy.

“The consumer watchdog has belled the cat. Power prices are going through the roof because big companies are gaming the system, not because of renewable energy targets,” said Mr Bandt.

“The ACCC has called BS on Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott’s war on renewable subsidies.

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Abbott a dangerous fool who still runs the show: Bandt

Abbott a dangerous fool who still runs the show: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Tony Abbott is a dangerous fool who could be simply ignored were it not for his ability to dictate Malcolm Turnbull's climate policy.

“Tony Abbott is a dangerous fool who could simply be ignored were it not for his power to write Malcolm Turnbull's climate policy,” said Mr Bandt.

“In ditching a clean energy target, Malcolm Turnbull is now publicly cowering before his new master, Tony Abbott.

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Waxing lyrical about cheap renewables isn’t a national plan: Bandt

Waxing lyrical about cheap renewables isn’t a national plan: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed speculation that the Turnbull government is backing away from the Clean Energy Target, saying that while the cost of renewables is falling, a coherent national policy is essential to rapidly drive the transition away from coal. Mr Bandt also said Labor’s failure to plan for coal closure would hobble the energy transition.

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GREENS PUSH FOR NATIONAL ENERGY STORAGE TARGET AND INCENTIVES

The Australian Greens have announced a new policy for a 20 GW national energy storage target and incentives for households and business to invest in energy storage. 

The policy was launched in Adelaide by Deputy Leader and spokesperson on climate and energy, Adam Bandt MP and Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young.

The Greens would put in place a legislated target of 20 GW of multi-hour storage by 2030, with annual milestones across the National Electricity Market and WA and NT networks.

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LIDDELL OUT, RENEWABLES IN: BANDT

Liddell out, renewables in: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that AGL’s proposed solution to replace Liddell’s energy demonstrates, beyond doubt, that there’s no reason for Liddell to stay open.

“Liddell is a decrepit old clunker and Malcolm Turnbull should let it quit coal in 2022,” said Mr Bandt.

“AGL’s plan shows that the only way Liddell is staying open is if Malcolm Turnbull uses public money to bankroll aging technology.

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