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Palmer political party’s backflip on renewable energy

Greens Leader Christine Milne says Clive Palmer's backflip on supporting the Renewable Energy Target on ABC's RN Breakfast this morning shows the Palmer political party cannot be trusted and will say and do anything on a whim.

"The Palmer political party is saying whatever it thinks it needs to for electoral gain. This backflip is disgraceful and will sound the alarm not only in Western Australia but with everyone who supports renewable energy," Senator Milne said.

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RET review is a RET attack - Greens

The Australian Greens say the Abbott government's RET review is a thinly veiled attack on solar and wind energy in favour of coal energy.

"Reducing our clean energy quota will not make electricity cheaper, it will just make it dirtier," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"All this hyperventilating we are seeing about energy prices is despite the fact that renewable energy has actually driven down wholesale prices in Australia.

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Abbott will kill clean energy investment: Greens

"Tony Abbott has cast huge uncertainty over the whole renewable energy industry and if he gets control of both houses of Parliament he will kill clean energy investment in its tracks," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"People have a clear choice they can vote for the Greens and a renewable energy future or they can vote for Tony Abbott and the ongoing support of coal fired generation and gas.

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Largest solar power project great news for Australia

The Australian Greens have welcomed news that the largest solar power project in the southern hemisphere will be constructed in rural NSW and will be partly funded by the federal government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

"This is not only great news for regional NSW, it is a glimpse of the innovative jobs rich future that comes from a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy. 150 jobs is just the beginning," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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Greens to lower on-farm energy bills

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has announced a plan to lower on-farm energy bills with $100 million in grants for efficiency and infrastructure on energy-intensive farms.

"The clean technology, food and foundry grants program for food processors has been one of the success stories of the package negotiated with the Greens to tackle climate change, but it didn't go far enough," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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Milne: Only the Greens can be trusted on climate

"On climate change Tony Abbott is a denier, Kevin Rudd has back flipped and only the Greens can be trusted," said Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

"The decision to scrap the fixed carbon price is cowardly. If you believed that climate change was the greatest moral challenge of our time, and it is, you would not now be moving to have the big polluters pay less. That is what Kevin Rudd is doing. It is all about politics and not about policy.

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Faster, cheaper, 100% clean energy: Greens' plan to make it happen

The Australian Greens today launched a plan to create special zones to help communities become world leaders in renewable energy, put downward pressure on electricity prices and boost regional jobs and investment.

"Our Connecting Clean Energy plan will mean cleaner air, more jobs and investment in regional Australia, and big cuts to the pollution driving global warming," said Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

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