Clean Energy Scorecard

Townsville is feeling the impacts of a changing climate right now with extreme weather like cyclones, floods and heatwaves getting worse. We can lead the way with renewable energy solutions that protect and build our region.

Your vote can help move Townsville to cleaner renewable energy and create a safer community for all. See where the parties stand:

Read more below about how the parties stack up and our scorecard methodology...

 

Labor

Protecting our region from extreme weather made worse by climate change 🌏

Yes, but = 2.5 points

Committed to keeping warming at a level that would stabilise the impacts of climate change but their policy does not reflect this. Their emissions reduction target of 45% is the lower end of the Climate Change Authority’s recommendation back in 2015 and will not protect our region from worsening extreme weather. All talk, no action, 2.5 points

https://alp.org.au/policies/real-action-on-climate-change/

 

Creating thousands of good jobs by moving our region to cleaner renewable energy ☀️

No, but = 3/5

Labor’s renewable energy target is 50% renewables by 2030, a figure that AEMO (the Australian Energy Market Operator) says is in line with status quo of renewables growth. More ambition is required to create the good renewable jobs we need. There are no specific policies for renewables in the Townsville region.

Labor get one point for their policy to establish a Just Transition Authority (JTA) to help with the planned closure of coal fired power stations. The JTA should also apply to mining and export jobs, and the whole community, not just workers.

https://www.alp.org.au/policies/cheaper-cleaner-renewable-energy/

https://www.alp.org.au/policies/securing-a-just-transition-for-energy-workers/  

 

Liberal-National Party:

Aka the Liberals or "the Coalition"

Protecting our region from extreme weather made worse by climate change 🌏

No = 0/5

The LNP has not committed to keeping warming at a level that would protect Townsville from the worsening extreme weather. Their emissions reduction target of 26-28% below 2005 levels is not in line with the Climate Change Authority’s recommendation and will not secure a safe climate future. Several members of the LNP are open deniers of the science of climate change and actively undermine the party’s attempts to address the problem.

https://www.lnp.org.au/our-plan/environment

Article about climate denial in the LNP: https://bit.ly/2H3SYa8

 

Creating thousands of good jobs by moving our region to cleaner renewable energy ☀️

Nope = 0/5

The LNP has no renewable energy target and actively undermine State Governments’ attempts to go big on renewable energy construction. There was no new money added to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in the most recent budget. The LNP has no plan for creating good jobs through renewable energy in Townsville. Stuck in the past, 0 points.

https://www.lnp.org.au/our-plan/environment

 

The Greens

Protecting our region from extreme weather made worse by climate change 🌏

Yes = 5/5

The Greens policies and targets are in line with keeping warming at a level that would protect Townsville from the extreme weather made worse by climate change as per the Paris Climate Agreement, and climate change is the number 1 priority of the party.  5 points.

https://greens.org.au/platform/renewables

 

Creating thousands of good jobs by moving our region to cleaner renewable energy ☀️

Yes = 5/5

The Greens target is 100% renewables by 2030, including a planned, fair and rapid transition to renewable energy. Good one, 5 points.

https://greens.org.au/platform/renewables

 

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Protecting our region from extreme weather made worse by climate change 🌏

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation straight up doesn’t believe in the science of climate change. They aren’t doing anything to protect Townsville from extreme weather. Seriously dangerous dinosaurs, -1 point

https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/climate-change/

 

Creating thousands of good jobs by moving our region to cleaner renewable energy ☀️

No sir = 0/5

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation doesn’t have a plan to move our region to cleaner renewable energy and create reliable jobs. They ignore the fact that renewables can provide baseload power. They hate solar and are calling for a senate inquiry into solar panels. Pauline Hanson continues to attack other parties’ renewable policies and also advocates for nuclear power. Sucky, 0 points.

https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/affordable-energy-and-cost-of-living/

https://shop.onenation.com.au/blogs/labor-ldp-plan-to-burn-cane-growers/forecast-renewable-energy-to-cause-summer-blackouts

https://www.onenation.org.au/beef-kicked-out-for-solar-farms/

 

United Australia Party

Protecting our region from extreme weather made worse by climate change 🌏

Clive Palmer and his United Australia Party have no policy on this. It is dangerous for our communities to not have a policy. You can see his lack of policies here: https://www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au/national_policy/

 

Creating thousands of good jobs by moving our region to cleaner renewable energy ☀️


Clive Palmer and his United Australia Party have no policy to move to cleaner renewable energy or create jobs in Townsville. You can see his lack of policies here: https://www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au/national_policy/

Will you keep clean energy and climate action top of mind when you vote on May 18?

Make your vote count!