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Garnaut's policy doesn't match his science: We need transformation, not incrementalism

Professor Garnaut's portrayal of the urgency of climate change does not match his support for a slow start to emissions trading and incremental economic change, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, said today.

Senator Milne said, "Professor Garnaut has come a long way in a short period of time with the complex science of climate change. But there is still a serious mismatch between his apparent understanding of the urgency of the issue and the cautious and incrementalist policy prescriptions that lie underneath his rhetoric of great change.

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Bob Carr's nuclear 'bridge' nonsense; AWU should learn from AMWU

Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne today called on Bob Carr to explain how nuclear power can be a 'bridging technology' when the final destination of renewable energy is closer than nuclear.

Senator Milne said, "It is a great pity that Bob Carr is using his position with Macquarie Bank to effectively delay action to build Australia's post-carbon economy. A 'bridging technology' can only be useful if it can be brought on much faster than the final intended technology. That is patently not the case with nuclear and renewables.

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Ziggy's Tasmanian meltdown

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, said today, "There can be no logical explanation for Ziggy Switkowski coming to Tasmania and proposing a nuclear reactor when Tasmania has enormous resources of and potential for renewable energy, from wind power, ocean power and much more.

"Ziggy must be suffering from media deficit disorder since the Howard Government lost and the nuclear agenda collapsed.

"Nobody in Tasmania will take him seriously.

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Otways carbon storage pointless PR, bad Budget decision / Ferguson out of line on coal, uranium

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, today called on the Rudd Government to stop paying polluters by subsidising projects such as the Otways carbon storage project being opened today.

Senator Milne said "The Otways project is yet another attempt to demonstrate the safety of carbon storage while bypassing the really difficult aspect of proving that carbon can be effectively and affordably captured at coal fired power stations.

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Putin puts nukes on higher alert: Howard and Rudd still want to sell him uranium

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, today warned that only a vote for the Australian Greens could help stop Australia selling uranium to the increasingly dangerous Putin regime.

Senator Milne said "Russian President Vladimir Putin is once again ramping up his dangerous behaviour, putting his strategic nuclear weapons on an even higher state of alert and pulling out of the treaty which effectively ended the Cold War, the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty.

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Election silence on uranium exports me-too-ism

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, today warned voters that Prime Minister Howard's nuclear agenda of reactors, enrichment and waste dumps is ready to go on November 25. Equally voters should be wary of the ALP's support for more uranium mines and exports.

The only way to ensure scrutiny of the nuclear industry is to elect Greens to the Senate.

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