Renewable Energy

Ipswich City Council’s transition from coal mining gives the city a competitive edge

Onya Ipswich! Aiming for a more sustainable future

The Australian Greens congratulate Ipswich City Council for its economically and environmentally responsible decision to transition away from coal mining by not supporting new coal mines or expansions.

“This forward-thinking decision will make Ipswich, our state’s fastest growing city, more liveable and healthy,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, said.

“It gives Ipswich a competitive edge in embracing 21st Century opportunities in clean energy, agriculture, transport, IT, research and advanced manufacturing.

Cost-effective battery storage will entirely disrupt the economics of traditional wires and poles utilities

Tesla Powerwall

Today's announcement by US electric car manufacturer Tesla of a roll-out of household, business and utility-scale batteries will be a game changer for the future of the state's electricity industry, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.

While the new technology offers unprecedented opportunities to generate jobs, cut emissions and reduce energy bills, NSW Premier Mike Baird's plans to lease the wires and poles will now have to face the challenge of households opting for energy independence from the grid.

LNP boasts about RET while wrecking renewable energy jobs

With news that Renewable Energy Target (RET) uncertainty has forced Meridian Energy Australia to abandon its Burdekin Hydro project in Northern Queensland, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne, who is in Lima, says the Abbott government's duplicity has been exposed.

"Julie Bishop is over here in Lima bragging about ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target, but even as she speaks her government's attack on the RET is damaging jobs, investment, and efforts to cut pollution," said Senator Milne.

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