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Stop the pollution of clean energy!

Under the cover of coronavirus, Angus Taylor and Scott Morrison want to funnel clean energy funding into climate-wrecking fossil fuels.

They're sabotaging our world-leading renewable energy innovation to prop up dirty power – and we know who's pulling the strings.

Morrison and Taylor want the public bodies responsible for Australia's clean energy future to fund toxic gas and nuclear power. All off the back of a review led by a former Origin Energy CEO.

But after the ALP announced they will oppose the changes, it'll go down to the wire in the senate — so we need to urgently dial up the pressure.

Scott Morrison and Angus Taylor want to dirty our clean energy
Sign the petition and tell the Morrison Government we won't stand for their climate sabotage!
Late last year the government secretively set up a review into its underperforming emissions reduction strategies.

Among other things, the review was tasked with considering how Australia's two clean energy funding bodies – the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) – could better achieve emissions reduction.

The review was chaired by former Origin Energy executive, Grant King – and consultation was only open to a hand-picked group of industry bodies.

Morrison and Taylor have embraced its recent report, which called for changes to ARENA and the CEFC that would allow them to fund fossil fuels and carbon capture and storage projects.1

If the Morrison Government get their way, they'll pour public money into fossil fuels and call it climate action. It's another dirty trick out of the marketing man's playbook.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) involves catching carbon dioxide emissions and transporting them to a site where they can be buried deep underground – often in former coal or gas fields.

Among its biggest supporters is the fossil fuel industry, but CCS has failed to deliver meaningful emissions reductions despite significant investment.2

Clean energy technology and innovation should not be forced to compete for funding with CCS, and its vital that our clean energy funding bodies are focused on just that - investing in climate-protecting, job-creating renewable technologies.
The King review looked into two public clean energy funding bodies - the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

ARENA is the agency responsible for funding Australia's most innovative renewable projects. Since 2012, ARENA has invested over $1.5 billion dollars in cutting-edge renewables research and building large-scale clean energy projects.

The CEFC is a publicly owned Green Bank set up to better finance the clean energy sector. It is responsible for $10 billion of public funding for clean energy projects.
[1] Morrison Government opens door to paying for cleaner coal and gas with climate funds, ABC, 19 May 2020.
[2] Fossil fuel industry applauds Coalition climate measures that support carbon capture and storage, The Guardian, 20 May 2020.


To the Members and Senators of Parliament,

Australia has a clean energy future. That means:

  1. Not opening up the mandate of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to fossil fuels;
  2. Increased and ongoing public funding for clean energy, including increasing ARENA by $2.5bn.

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