Saturday 18 April 2015

All posts tagged Australian Greens Party


Special Direct Action treatment for power industry

It has now been revealed that the conservative Liberal-National federal government has proposed a major concession to the heavy-polluting electricity industry in its Direct Action climate change policy. Under the plan Direct Action will exempt individual companies from caps on …

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RET compromise offer met with dismay

As Australia’s clean energy sector moved to break the political impasse over a reduced Renewable Energy Target (RET) for the country the efforts were met with dismay by


Labor holds off on RET figure as support hits 65%

As the Labor opposition remains coy on the exact amount its wants for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET), support amongst voters has climbed to 65 per cent. AAP Newsagency


Hybrid system makes off-grid Flinders Is 60% renewable

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $5.5 million in financial support for Hydro Tasmania to develop an innovative off-grid hybrid project on Flinders Island, in


Aust Greens: Abbott forest call caused global shame

The Australian Greens Party and a conservation group have said conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Tony Abbott made a "captain's call" over Tasmanian forestry policy that globally humiliated Australia. The


NSW govt’s CSG plans questioned by inquiry

A parliamentary inquiry into increased Coal Seam Gas (CSG) mining in New South Wales has concluded that such a move would not keep the state’s gas prices down. Shooters


Lib-Nat govt feels pressure on NSW coalmine

The Agriculture Minister in Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government, Barnaby Joyce, has indicated he is examining ways to deal with farmer and environmentalist concerns over a New South Wales


CEFC: RET talks set renewables back 12 years

The efforts of the conservative Liberal-National government to scale back Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) have set the industry back 12 years, an upper house Senate estimates hearing


CEC: one year on no clarity on RET review

One year on from Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government commencing its review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), the only result has been investment drying up and widespread job


Lib-Nat govt to ban dredge spoil dumping on Reef

As it seeks to avert United Nations action over its handling of the Great Barrier Reef Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has formally issued a ban on all dredge

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