MP Watch

Check here for updates on what federal MPs and candidates are saying about renewable energy and climate change on the campaign trail.

COALITION MPs and CANDIDATES (VIC)

Victorian Liberal and National candidates in the upcoming federal election have failed to respond to a community survey about the future management of National Parks in the Riverina area.

Details here.

 

AUGUST

DONNA PETROVICH (Liberal)

A local environment group in the marginal Federal seat of McEwen have expressed concerns about the Liberal candidate, Donna Petrovich.

The BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group, who have supported the nearby Cherry Tree Range wind farm proposal, are concerned by Petrovich’s track record of supporting polluting fossil fuels and opposing to clean and safe wind power while serving as a member of the Victorian parliament.

Full story here.

ANGUS TAYLOR (Liberal)

Liberal candidate for the seat of Hume NSW, Angus Taylor, has emerged as a staunch critic of wind energy and the national Renewable Energy Target.

Details here.

 

SARAH HENDERSON (Liberal)

The Coalition candidate for Corangamite VIC Sarah Henderson‘s support for renewable energy is in question as it was revealed she endorses Ted Baillieu’s controversial anti-wind farm laws.

Details here.

 

 

JOHN MADIGAN (DLP)

Anti-wind farm crusader, VIC Senator John Madigan, has reentered the debate for the first time since the lacklustre ‘wind power fraud’ rally in the nation’s capital last June.

Details here.

 

 

JULY

POLICY WATCH: GREENS LAUNCH RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN TO ADDRESS KEY POLICY GAP

The Australian Greens have released the second tranche of its Clean Energy Roadmap. The plan addresses a critical gap in Australia’s energy policy architecture and would help drive the shift to 100 percent renewable energy.

The Clean Energy Roadmap deals with a key shortcoming of the Gillard Government’s carbon price–namely, the lack of support for enabling infrastructure.

Details here.