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A new $500 million Government proposal to improve the energy sector could slash electricity bills by doubling Australia’s energy efficiency.

RenewAustralia would drive the country through a 15-year pipeline of clean energy projects, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said today as he unveiled his party’s plans to have 90 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

Dr Di Natale also outlined a $1 billion Clean Energy Transition Fund to assist coal workers and communities with the transition to clean energy.


“Today the Greens unveil RenewAustralia – our plan to power the new economy and create thousands of jobs ,” said Australian Greens Leader, Dr Richard Di Natale.

“Transitioning to clean energy is the key to unlocking Australia’s economic potential and combating global warming. While both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten talk about tackling climate change, they have locked us into the industries of the last century, supporting coal and vested interests.

“Charting a course for a more confident, prosperous and healthy Australia needs much more than empty rhetoric, it needs real leadership. RenewAustralia is not just an ambitious vision for our country, it’s the blueprint for making it happen,” said Senator Di Natale.

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for Climate Change, Larissa Waters said that if Australia takes the threat of global warming seriously we must transform our energy system.

“Powering our economy with clean, renewable energy is not just an opportunity, it’s a necessity,” said Senator Waters.

“Australia can and must transform one of the dirtiest energy systems in the world to one of the cleanest, to safeguard our iconic assets like the Great Barrier Reef and our very way of life from dangerous global warming.

Australian Greens spokesperson on Treasury, Energy and Industry, Adam Bandt MP said “RenewAustralia will power the new economy by bringing down the cost of electricity for 21st century industry and households, creating sustainable jobs,” said Mr Bandt.

For those doubting the efficiency of renewable energy, according to the latest research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this type of energy can now be supplied more cheaply in Australia than power from either coal or natural gas.


The study shows that electricity can be supplied from a new wind farm at a cost of [$80 per megawatt hour], compared to [$143 per megawatt hour] from a new coal plant or [$116 per megawatt hour] from a new baseload gas plant.


We want to know today, do you support the Greens’ plan for renewable energy or is it too farfetched? How can we bring the cost of electricity down and save our planet?

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  1. This is NOT a government proposal. Your article makes it clear that is is policy from The Greens, not our (presently) coal loving LNP government. And yes I think it is a great idea.

  2. We need to bite the bullet and get on with it, I want my grand children to be able to breath clean air.

  3. Hope it would be a better than when they stopped the carbon tax ,still haven’t seen the $550 off my electricity bill????

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    • We should have kept that damn carbon tax and the mining tax, maybe then they’d have had the finances they require instead of taking it from those who are least able to afford it.

  4. Yes we should push ahead. The objection seems to be that renewable energy can’t be stored but that is not the case. Money does however need to be put into developing the storage ideas and bringing them up to commercial scale.

  5. the problem is the new energy efficiant bulbs cost over $20 ea and dont last any longer that the conventional ones therefor costing us a small fortune, not much of a saveing more profit for the manufacturer!!

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    • Stuart, if your read the article you would see that it has nothing to do with light bulbs 🙂

    • Nothing to do with light bulbs, you can buy bulbs which aren’t that expensive though, and they last for ages.

    • the old incandescent light bulbs used a fraction more energy, were so cheap and had no MERCURY in them.
      How do you people discard these new globes, chuck them in the bin? then they go to landfill or rubbish dump, contaminating the land, and maybe the mercury will seep into the water table.
      Imagine billions of these globes being discarded daily worldwide. How GREEN is that – NOT.
      Mercury is a deadly poison.
      We are such ignorant fools sometimes, believing the crap the greenies(environmental vandals and terrorists) vomit out of their slimy gobs every chance they get to further their Agenda 21 world domination. That’s what they are paid to do.

  6. It’s unlikely to halve power bills but it is likely to provide savings which is a bonus when the important issue is a reduction in carbon emissions.

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    • Japanese scientists have completed a study and found wind power to be the most cost effective source of electrical energy, 70 to 80 percent of existing methods.

    • That will cost consumers though won’t it? Surely we can all become self sufficient with solar in the future, I certainly hope so.

    • We can be self sufficient with solar but it will cost more, solar panels have a life span and lose efficiency as they age. Batteries will need to be installed so that the power is available 24/7 and batteries also will require replacement after their use by date. There’s also the routine maintenance.

  7. The UN’s Agenda 21, aka 2030 agenda for sustainable development, peddled by the globalists Greens, please watch out what you wish for. Do your research, this mob are dangerous and will implement the Agenda 21 in all it’s monstrous and diabolical ethos. One World Government.
    There is NO global warming, it’s a scam perpetrated by the proponents of Agenda 21 to put fear into us, and make us accept their agenda. Fight them with everything you have.

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