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The Morrison Government plans to weaken our brightest renewable funds – the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – to let them splash cash into fossil fuels

Investors won’t back gas – neither should Australian taxpayers.

Independent and Centre Alliance representatives in our Parliament are powerful voices for public policy in the public interest. They can do a great job in holding the Government accountable. 

Their voices and their votes will be critical in the next three months as we work to keep our brightest renewable energy funds clean – and stop the Coalition giving public money to their mates in gas!

We call on Independent MPs Helen Haines, Zali Steggall, Andrew Wilkie and Rebecca Sharkie (Centre Alliance), and crossbench Senators Jacqui Lambie, Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff (Centre Alliance) to use their voices and votes and stand up for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation by:

  • Keep our clean energy agencies clean – don’t change their remit to support fossil fuels.
  • Maintain their independence – don’t give the Minister powers to override investment decisions of the independent board
  • Retain the requirement to deliver a return on investment to Australians – investors won’t back gas, and neither should taxpayers.

Let’s encourage Independents in the House of Representatives to use their voices to speak up for the public interest, as they have on so many important issues.

And let’s encourage Independents in the Senate to use their votes to protect our clean energy funds, as they have in the past.


Photo credit: Danny Halstead/Pacific Hydro


Latest Supporters

Please help retain the CEFC as it was originally intended.
Len 2020-10-22 13:02:11 +1100
The environment is getting dirtier and already vast numbers of people world wide are becoming sick and dying from pollution-related diseases. It is also becoming dangerously warmer. We simply cannot afford to persist with fossil fuels – coal and gas. Climate scientists and environmental health specialists are telling us that we have to act urgently!
Andrew (Andy) 2020-10-22 12:59:15 +1100
Darija 2020-10-22 12:29:44 +1100
As a young Aussie, I’m pretty upset that the people running our country are making decisions, which appear to have selfish motivations behind them, that will impact my life negatively long after they’ve left this world.
Clean energy is the way to go and everybody knows it!
Dominic 2020-10-22 11:24:54 +1100
Our wetlands are under threat every where. They are vital for water health and wildlife. No building or development should occur near them.
Ruza 2020-10-22 11:05:38 +1100
Freya 2020-10-22 09:36:36 +1100
Narelle 2020-10-22 07:55:24 +1100
I need help for education fee
Saddam 2020-10-22 07:06:21 +1100
Mark 2020-10-21 23:34:31 +1100
Renewables are definitely the best energy for the future. Fossil fuels should be phased out as soon as possible. why can’t we have electric cars?
Marian 2020-10-21 23:26:04 +1100
Adam 2020-10-21 22:34:45 +1100
Kevin 2020-10-21 21:59:44 +1100
Lenard 2020-10-21 21:46:15 +1100
Natalie 2020-10-21 20:44:17 +1100
John 2020-10-21 20:17:15 +1100
Jack 2020-10-21 20:11:08 +1100
Emily 2020-10-21 19:39:14 +1100
Sue 2020-10-21 18:06:06 +1100
New fracking for gas is not only expensive, it can destroy groundwater. Add to this that renewables can do the job, and we have to ask: “Who really benefits from new fossil fuel projects?”
Jennifer 2020-10-21 16:23:50 +1100
Natalie 2020-10-21 16:14:59 +1100
We and our descendants are all harmed by the use of coal and gas, locally and globally. And now, renewable energy has become the economic as well as the healthy way to make electricity, transport and just about everything. Mostly no R&D is required, the technologies are here now. We just need to start encouraging investment by setting some targets to get people, communities and businesses to get organised and investing. This is urgent and very do-able!
John 2020-10-21 15:57:53 +1100
John 2020-10-21 15:29:36 +1100
It’s time! Coal and gas phased out. Renewables in.
Bernadette 2020-10-21 15:07:01 +1100
Claire 2020-10-21 14:55:55 +1100
Heather 2020-10-21 14:53:35 +1100
Renewable energy now
Sonya 2020-10-21 14:33:59 +1100
Chris 2020-10-21 14:21:00 +1100
CEFC money ONLY for renewable energy projects and NEVER for Fossil Fuel projects!
Mike 2020-10-21 13:27:33 +1100
Amelie 2020-10-21 13:19:16 +1100
Our forests need protection
Chrissy 2020-10-21 12:36:08 +1100