Climate change, Clean Energy Economy
The Greens understand and respect the science of climate change. We know that swift action to reduce the pollution that heats our planet is vital if we are to avoid devastating consequences, and we do everything we can to get Australia closer and closer to that kind of action.
We are proud of what we achieved in negotiations for the Clean Energy Future package, particularly the investments in clean, renewable energy and the design of a carbon price scheme which has complete flexibility to be strengthened over time. The creation of an independent expert Climate Change Authority to recommend 5 year rolling carbon budgets means we have a new opportunity every year to lift the ambition of Australia’s action closer and close to what the science demands.
We have a lot of work to do to make Australia’s climate action match the demands of the science, but, thanks to the Greens’ efforts, we are closer than ever.
05 Sep 2012
The termination of the Contracts for Closure program represents a breach of trust on the part of the government and a short-sig...
28 Aug 2012
Christine Milne held a press conference to announce changes in the carbon floor price.
28 Aug 2012
Significant changes to Australia's pollution price will deliver a big step forward for genuine action to cut pollution both in ...
20 Aug 2012
The Climate Authority's first paper points to the impressive potential of renewable energy such as wind, solar, tidal...
09 Aug 2012
Saving energy and switching to clean, renewable energy means that there is no need to build any more fossil fuel power plants
07 Aug 2012
Tony Abbott is proposing to waste even more taxpayers' money on globally unusable carbon offsets instead of investing in buildi...
03 Aug 2012
$90 million to subsidise brown coal makes no economic or environmental sense. The best way to support the Latrobe Valley is to ...
05 Jul 2012
Senator Christine Milne met with Port Augusta Mayor Joy Baluch and members of the Repower Port Augusta community group, wh...
25 Jun 2012
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is Australia's biggest ever public investment in clean and renewable energy.
24 Jun 2012
Taking care of our lands and species was at the heart of our negotiation position on the Clean Energy Act.