Great event and good turnout for a Tuesday, first day of State Parliament for the year, encouraging Premier Andrews for bigger VRET
Farmers, community and environmental groups from across the Victoria gathered on the steps of Parliament on the first sitting day of 2016 (Tuesday 9 February) to greet the MPs as they prepare to make crucial decisions about the state’s energy future.
The Andrews government are set to make imminent decisions on whether or not to ban controversial onshore and unconventional gas mining, and the extent to which they will encourage renewable energy investment in the state via a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET).
Leigh Ewbank fires up the crowd for VRET ambition.
“The Andrews Government are about to make very important decisions about Victoria’s energy future, and its economic future,” said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth renewables spokesperson.
“An onshore gas mining industry could jeopardies existing industries such as agriculture and tourism, threatening the diversity of rural economies, while a strong VRET could secure thousands of clean and green jobs…
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