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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.

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Amy 2020-10-20 15:19:46 +1100
John 2020-10-20 15:06:33 +1100
Christine 2020-10-20 15:03:09 +1100
Karen 2020-10-20 14:38:37 +1100
Sarah 2020-10-20 14:38:15 +1100
Laurence 2020-10-20 14:30:13 +1100
Michael 2020-10-20 12:35:42 +1100
Ava 2020-10-20 12:35:30 +1100
Henry 2020-10-20 12:26:52 +1100
its for school so sure
Kailyn 2020-10-20 12:05:13 +1100
Madeleine 2020-10-20 11:59:56 +1100
We must act now to protect our future.
Sanja 2020-10-20 10:18:45 +1100
Please help us to keep the focus on clean renewable technologies that are required to avoid the threat that climate change poses to the ongoing existence of humankind and the planet as we know it
Joy 2020-10-20 10:12:40 +1100
Noreen 2020-10-20 09:57:50 +1100
You must listen to the people!
Kate 2020-10-20 09:40:17 +1100
David 2020-10-20 09:16:20 +1100
It goes without saying that the CLEAN Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian RENEWABLE Energy Agency have zero legitimate reasons to invest in polluting, non-renewable energy sources like coal or gas.

Unfortunately it seems we do need to say it. Over and over again.
Marty 2020-10-20 09:09:21 +1100
Rosaslind 2020-10-20 08:56:15 +1100
Susannah 2020-10-20 08:36:44 +1100
The Clean Energy Finance Corporations funding should not be allowed to spend taxpayers money on dirty fossil fuel based projects such as the expansion of gas fields, CCS which will never be economic, Hydrogen from steam reformed gas etc.
These are not ‘Clean’ and our money should not be wasted on such projects. Solar and wind are going to be our renewable energy source and Green Hydrogen derived from them. These should be where the investment is spent, not on 19th century technology.
Derek 2020-10-20 08:20:47 +1100
Nicole 2020-10-20 05:34:22 +1100
This is so wrong. The CEFC and ARENA should never be conduits to funding gas and carbon capture and storage proojects which are so out of sync with what s happening elsewhere in the energy world
Liz 2020-10-19 22:45:15 +1100
Dan 2020-10-19 22:29:58 +1100
Take action to improve the national electricity grid so all the wind farms can contribute now. No more coal or gas.
Kate 2020-10-19 21:36:43 +1100
Sarah 2020-10-19 21:22:36 +1100
We need to be protecting nature and its resources, not destroying it. Invest in renewables and save our planet!
Max 2020-10-19 20:44:32 +1100
Jed 2020-10-19 20:31:30 +1100
go solar go forever
hamid 2020-10-19 19:42:24 +1100
Avril 2020-10-19 19:42:10 +1100
Clean, renewable energy is good for the environment and creates thousands of jobs. Please stand up for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation so it can keep up its good work.
Andrea 2020-10-19 18:46:31 +1100