The climate crisis is caused by mining and burning coal & gas.
It’s simple, if you don’t have a plan to phase out coal & gas, you don’t have a plan for the climate crisis.
Right now, the urgent action we need is being delayed because the Liberals and Labor take millions in donations from big coal & gas corporations and the billionaires who own them. In return those corporations get special treatment. Many of the biggest coal & gas corporations pay no tax and send their profit offshore tax free.
Renewables are the cheapest form of power - and green electricity will be the energy source of the future, both at home and your work.
But rather than encouraging the transition, Scott Morrison’s ‘gas fired recovery’ is pushing more homes and businesses onto methane gas.
Methane gas is more expensive than renewables, almost 100 times worse for the climate than carbon dioxide when leaked, and is responsible for up to 12% of the burden of childhood asthma
The Greens plan includes:
- Financial support to households and small businesses to get off gas and move to electric alternatives, that are better for our health and the environment
- Financial support to get more households installing batteries to maximise their use of renewables such as solar power
- Create a non-profit publicly owned retailer to push down power bills and increase take-up of green energy.