Jobs at risk: Vic Premier wants Renewable Energy Target weakened

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ds_napthine2_20130306205347313453-620x349Friends of the Earth call on Premier Denis Napthine to clarify the Victorian government’s position on the Renewable Energy Target.

According to The Age, the Victorian government’s submission to the Warburton Review calls for the Renewable Energy Target to be reduced and for polluting gas power to be included in the scheme.

The Premier seems confused about renewable energy. Victorians understand the difference and want the Premier to support the 41 terrawatt hour Renewable Energy Target.

Wind workers in the Premier’s own electorate have called on Dr Napthine to join Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman to oppose changes to the 41 Terrawatt hour target.

Wind energy is the cheapest new-build electricity source in Australia, and solar is getting cheaper each year. Gas, on the other hand, will get more expensive over time. Australia can leap frog increasingly expensive fossil fuels by switching straight to renewables.

The Napthine government’s support for gas means…

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One Response to Jobs at risk: Vic Premier wants Renewable Energy Target weakened

  1. Blair Donaldson says:

    Hi Bernie, does anybody in Bass Coast have an inkling as to who Ken Smith’s replacement might be? I sincerely hope it’s not somebody who is anti-windfarm. With a bit of luck the dinosaurs will get turfed out come next election.

    Good blog by the way. Cheers.

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