Energy Minister Angus Taylor wants to divert Australia’s clean energy agency – the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – and transfer its funds to finance the coal and gas industries! 

As early this week, your independent Senator Jacqui Lambie could be asked to vote on this dangerous plan. Senator Lambie has the power to block Angus Taylor's plan by disallowing these changes to ARENA in the Senate.

Email Senator Lambie and urge her to continue to protect our renewable energy agency!

To start writing your email now, here's our suggested structure and talking points. But remember to personalise your email. Personalised emails are the most powerful!

  • Introduce yourself briefly. Mention that you live in Senator Lambie's state. Say something about who you are: are you a teacher? A parent? A grandparent? A member of a community or faith group? A young person?
  • Explain what issue you are contacting her about. Say that you are opposed to federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s plan to transfer funds from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency into dirty coal and gas projects.
  • Tell your Senator what you want, clearly and respectfully. Thank Senator Lambie for speaking up for Australia’s clean energy funding bodies before – for blocking the Abbott Government’s plans in 2014 to scrap ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). Then ask your Senator to speak up and block the federal Energy Minister's plan by disallowing those changes to ARENA in the Senate.
  • Thank them for their time and sign off. 

We can stop this dangerous change to ARENA, through Senators like yours speaking up and blocking the Energy Minister’s changes. Let’s do this.

 

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