Race for a renewable energy future
It’s clear where the federal government’s loyalties lie. The National Energy Guarantee – NEG – is an anti-renewables, pro-coal policy from a government with a woeful record on climate action.
The NEG will have a negligible effect on reducing emissions, and a negative effect on the renewables sector. It is designed to keep old, polluting coal-fired power stations open longer; hold back the clean energy sector; and concentrate market power in the hands of the big energy retailers like AGL, Origin and EnergyAustralia.
Join us on the lawns of Parliament House on Tuesday 26 June – during the last federal sitting week before the NEG is negotiated at the COAG Energy Ministers on August 10 in Sydney – for a race for a renewable energy future.
The NEG is Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to appease the climate-denying far-right factions in the Coalition party, and federal Labor should not agree to the policy in its current form. We need both sides of politics to do better than the NEG.
We will descend on Parliament House on June 26 to raise serious concerns about the federal government’s lack of ambition on climate action, and watch as renewables technology races against coal.
The race for a renewable energy future is a race against time. And time is running out.
Canberra, ACT 2600
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