The termination of the Contracts for Closure program represents a breach of trust on the part of the government and a short-sighted failure to negotiate in good faith on the part of both the government and the coal generators, the Australian Greens said today.
The Climate Authority's first paper points to the impressive potential of renewable energy such as wind, solar, tidal and geothermal to power our country without polluting the atmosphere and driving global warming
$90 million to subsidise brown coal makes no economic or environmental sense. The best way to support the Latrobe Valley is to invest in re-skilling and seed funding for the clean energy economy as the world moves away from fossil fuels.
Senator Christine Milne met with Port Augusta Mayor Joy Baluch and members of the Repower Port Augusta community group, which is behind a push to replace its coal fired power stations with world-leading solar thermal power.