Energy retailers and coal/gas companies Origin Energy and Energy Australia (formerly TRUenergy) have been lobbying hard to water down or scrap Australia’s most effective renewable energy policy, the Renewable Energy Target. If you are with either of these energy retailers we suggest you switch to a more ethical company.
The Federal Liberal Party has finally updated its website to include its policies for stopping the climate crisis and for the development of renewable energy. It is refreshing to see a political party dispense with the spin and fanfare around a policy and just provide the public with the fundamentals of what they plan to do to solve this massive problem.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…
Let’s be clear, the carbon price policy announced today is not science-based or visionary and won’t achieve that much. However, it can genuinely be described as a small step in the right direction. If Australia is to do its bit towards achieving a safe climate future – a lot more needs to happen. Now is not a time to be resting on our laurels. This post is not an exhaustive list of what the carbon price policies entail, rather a summary of the most important points as we see them.
On Tuesday night Yarra Council voted four votes to five to reject a motion calling on the Federal Government to implement a large range of measures for achieving a safe climate future. This motion was put to council by Mayor Alison Clarke at the request of Yarra Climate Action Now and was found by a [...]
Originally published in The Conversation on 30 May 2011. By John Wiseman (University of Melbourne) and Taegen Edwards (University of Melbourne and YCAN). How many wake up calls do we need? The latest International Energy Agency figures, published in today’s Guardian newspaper, show global carbon emissions are at their highest ever levels. As IEA [...]
A carbon price is a step in the right direction if well designed, but other mechanisms are far more effective at getting renewable energy built and reducing emissions. Click here for more details.
What will a price on pollution mean for the community and what else will we need to do to reduce emissions? Come along to hear Adam Bandt, Federal MP for Melbourne, Yarra City Council Mayor Alison Clarke and Richard Denniss from the Australia Institute. Wednesday 4 May, 6.30-8pm, Fitzroy Town Hall (201 Napier Street).
The Melbourne Times has been forced to issue a correction after an article’s claims about the Vote Climate campaign were proven to be false. This is YCAN’s statement regarding the matter.
The Vote Climate website is now online, with a detailed scorecard comparing the climate policies of the main parties for the upcoming Victorian state election. YCAN has also released a scorecard specifically for the seat of Richmond. Get past the spin and inform your vote.
Is John Brumby really a leader on climate change or is he dressing up business as usual with spin? Taegen Edwards from YCAN investigates.