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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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Latest Supporters

Jeremy 2020-10-16 07:56:47 +1100
Our future prosperity as individuals and as a nation needs strong and immediate action to move away from fossils fuel sources, please do not disrupt support of or reduce financial resources toward renewable energy sources.
warren 2020-10-16 07:13:50 +1100
Alex 2020-10-16 06:54:07 +1100
Cleaner and Greener finance is a must
Avery 2020-10-16 02:13:19 +1100
Work towards a renewable energy sustain a ble and health future rather than gas and coal please Helen, and pass this on to our Minister of Environment Sussan Ley and tell her gas tracking and new coal and Adani coal projects are not okay. Thank you for speaking up in Parliament about Climate change. Kind Regards from Roy William Mills
Roy 2020-10-16 00:17:46 +1100
Greg 2020-10-15 20:55:34 +1100
Janice 2020-10-15 20:32:40 +1100
Patricia 2020-10-15 19:01:03 +1100
Ellie 2020-10-15 18:34:35 +1100
Jurgen 2020-10-15 18:33:03 +1100
thanks for all the work you are doing
kyla 2020-10-15 18:00:05 +1100
Matt 2020-10-15 17:26:00 +1100
Ed 2020-10-15 16:48:43 +1100
There is no such thing as carbon capture and storage – it is pure fiction.
Lyn 2020-10-15 14:46:03 +1100
Duncan 2020-10-15 14:26:09 +1100
Ricardo 2020-10-15 12:55:02 +1100
Paul 2020-10-15 12:43:56 +1100
Ron 2020-10-15 11:53:18 +1100
Let’s create new industry and jobs, lower the cost of power to struggling households and lower Australia’s carbon emissions .
Catharine 2020-10-15 11:12:02 +1100
Hugh 2020-10-15 10:32:19 +1100
Lauren 2020-10-15 10:10:47 +1100
Or be voted out
Sherryl 2020-10-15 09:52:48 +1100
Barbara J 2020-10-15 07:57:33 +1100
Jeremy 2020-10-15 06:12:23 +1100
Esther 2020-10-15 06:11:34 +1100
Liz 2020-10-15 01:04:43 +1100
jemima 2020-10-14 22:15:48 +1100
Otto 2020-10-14 19:19:43 +1100
To our independent MP’s,
Please keep ARENA and the CEFC clean, independent and focused on the best long-term energy options for Australia. Surely gas is at best a transitional energy source which should be funded by some other agency until battery technology advances sufficiently. The party of the ‘free market’ is becoming rather fond of market interventions – when it suits them!!
Les 2020-10-14 18:15:01 +1100
Mikayla 2020-10-14 17:05:43 +1100