The Greens will keep fighting for our renewable energy sector in the wake of recommendations from the federal government’s Renewable Energy Target review, Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber said today.
“The panel recommends either slashing or scrapping the Renewable Energy Target. Wind farm development would grind to a halt under this proposal and installing solar panels will get considerably dearer,” Mr Barber said.
Greens spokesperson for Communications
Senator for WA Scott Ludlam
August 28, 2014
Greens Fisheries spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson today spoke in the Senate on Labor’s Bill to supposedly ban super trawlers, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014.
Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Labor’s Bill doesn’t ban super trawlers at all; it actually allows Ministers to permit them.
Deputy Greens Leader and Industry spokesperson Adam Bandt MP, and the Greens Transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice, today condemned Tony Abbott for walking away from Qantas in its hour of need and helping bring about the largest loss in Australia’s aviation history.
The Greens have challenged the Abbott government to act to save Qantas and its local workers, after the national carrier posted a record $2.8 billion loss.