Climate Action Gilmore Scorecard re party policies on renewables and the environment

Climate Action Gilmore is a coalition of Eurobodalla 350, SHASA (Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance), Nature Coast Marine Group and The Coastwatchers Association Inc.

The Greens – Carmel McCallum

The Greens have a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and zero carbon emissions for Australia by 2040. The Greens want to end fossil fuel subsidies and ban all new coal mining and coal seam gas fracking. They will end broad scale land clearing and end logging of native forests. The Greens support vehicle emissions standards and electric charging stations. These initiatives will create 180,000 jobs.

Labor – Fiona Phillips

Labor has a target of 50% renewable electricity with a 45% reduction in emissions by 2030. Labor’s aim is zero emissions by 2050. Labor will put $10 billion into the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and $5 billion into upgrading infrastructure for renewable electricity. $2 billion for batteries for home solar. $100 million for solar for low income people. Aim for 50% new vehicles to be electric by 2030 and $200 million for charging stations. A “Renewable Energy Zone” across South Australia’s Spencer Gulf region to create up to 1,300 clean energy jobs. $1 billion for solar panels across schools. These initiatives will create 75,000 jobs.

Liberal Party – Warren Mundine

The Liberals have an emissions reduction target of 26-28% by 2030, but they are using old Kyoto credits to achieve this. they key policy, the $2 billion Climate Solutions Fund has been cut from $200 million per year to $133 million per year. They plan to build Snowy 2.0 to provide pumped hydro storage. Liberals aim to have 25-50% of new vehicles to be electric by 2030, but they have run a scare campaign against Labor’s 50% target.

The Nationals – Katrina Hodgkinson

Katrina said she supports Coalition climate policies, but Nationals have no emissions reduction or renewable energy targets in their policy statements.

Independent – Grant Schultz

Grant said he will work in a bipartisan way to reach consensus on climate action.

United Australia Party – Milton Leslight

UAP has no targets for emissions reductions and is pro coal mining.

Authorised by Kathryn Maxwell, Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance, 3 Jeffery Place Moruya.

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