Education and Employment Legislation Committee
EDUCATION PORTFOLIO - Australian Research Council
Greens Deputy Leader and Industry spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, today welcomed news that SPC-Ardmona has secured a deal with Woolworths worth a reported $70 million – or the equivalent of 24,000 tonnes of extra fruit and vegetables.
“It is great news that SPC has this lifeline,” said Mr Bandt.
Anglo American’s decision, to join BHP, Rio Tinto and Lend Lease in pulling out of the Abbot Point coal terminal, is further evidence the project is economically unviable as well as environmentally disastrous.
“With the coal price dropping, the Abbot Point coal port is becoming as toxic to investors as it is to the Great Barrier Reef itself,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.
Hundreds of Western Australians working in the renewable energy industry could lose their jobs and solar PV system costs will rise if the Abbott Government scraps the Renewable Energy Target warned Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam.
The Government is currently reviewing the RET, which is designed to deliver 20 per cent renewable energy by 2020, but any change to the current target could spell disaster for the solar panel industry in WA.