Close the coal power stations, keep RET: Greens

INSTEAD of reducing renewable energy as a way of dealing with excess energy, closure of coal-fired power stations should be on the table, according to Greens leader Christine Milne.
Close the coal power stations, keep RET: Greens Close the coal power stations, keep RET: Greens Close the coal power stations, keep RET: Greens Close the coal power stations, keep RET: Greens Close the coal power stations, keep RET: Greens

Senator Christine Milne

Staff Reporter

She called on an end of the uncertainty regarding the Renewable Energy Target a year after the newly elected federal government shattered investor confidence by launching its review of the target.

“We need to lock in the RET instead of locking the industry in limbo. The only thing Tony Abbott has achieved with his RET review is a year of uncertainty,” Milne said.

“I call on the Liberals to stop luring Labor into helping destroy renewable energy in Australia.

“We need to keep, and eventually scale up, the RET to cut pollution and help Australian businesses and households access cheaper, cleaner power.”

The Liberals need end their attack on the RET and stop destroying jobs to “protect their mates at the big end of town”, Milne said.

“Renewable energy workers, businesses and investors need to know their industry has the government’s support, but all they're getting from the Liberals is proof that this government thinks fossil fuel profits are more important,” she said.

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