Recently in the NSW Parliament, we highlighted the renewable energy revolution, which is happening before our eyes.Read more
We were joined by some special guests at our recent Stop Adani stall at Newtown Festival...
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Today in Parliament we asked the NSW Premier if she will legislate to meet the aspirational target set by the NSW Liberal Government for net zero emissions by 2050. Read her response below.
The Greens’ Climate Change Bill 2016 creates a framework that requires the New South Wales Government to consider the impacts of global warming in every policy decision.
The Bill was first brought to the NSW Parliament last year by Greens MLC Jan Barham. It was introduced to the Legislative Assembly by the Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP, to continue the long and strong tradition of The Greens leading the Parliament on climate change action.
We welcome the Baird Government's 2050 net zero emissions target announcement and we call on the Government to put an end to land clearing, and to veto approval of new coal mines in NSW.
Published in the South Sydney Herald, September 2016
Recently, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, over 150 people from across Sydney gathered to launch a unique solar energy project that brings together the beer brewing expertise of Young Henrys with the solar energy knowhow of Pingala.
It’s a special collaboration – not just because it will deliver ‘solar powered beer’ – but because it allows community members to come together to invest in small-scale renewable energy.Read more
Global warming puts our health, our economy and our precious places at risk. There is no escaping this reality.
But the climate challenge is also an opportunity to transform Australia into a carbon-neutral powerhouse that creates new jobs and a cleaner planet.
The world has embraced clean energy. The Greens' plans will bring on the next wave of technologies to help reduce our reliance on coal and gas fired power through a distributed energy system, including community-owned renewable energy generation, battery storage, electric vehicles and fast, affordable public transport systems.
Australians are one of the world’s highest per capita producers of greenhouse gas emissions and the biggest exporters of coal. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is taking positive action on tackling climate change.
Both Labor and Coalition governments in NSW have delivered disastrous environmental outcomes for NSW, including the rampant expansion of coal seam gas exploration and the privatisation of the electricity sector. There has been a complete failure to invest in a renewable energy economy.
We need to make NSW world leaders in taking action on climate change. The Federal Greens demanded Labor introduce legislation to seriously address climate change, through putting a price on carbon.
The Greens in NSW are working to:
- Continue to introduce legislation in NSW that will increase renewable energy production, allowing the closure of all coal-fired power stations by 2030.
- Create tens of thousands of jobs in the clean energy economy, including retraining and guaranteed work for displaced workers in the fossil fuel industry.
- Support an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emission (of 1990 levels) by 2050.
- Achieve 100% clean renewable electrical energy in NSW by 2030
*Authorised by Jenny Leong 383 King St Newtown 2042. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.