4 out of 5 Victorians Support Renewable Energy
Since 2010, our state government has:
- Made it almost impossible to get approval for a new wind farm
- Walked away from talks to phase out Hazelwood power station
- Abandoned the Climate Change White Paper and all commitments within it
- Removed the 20% emissions reduction target from Victoria's Climate Change Act
- Slashed the premium solar feed-in-tariff from 60c to 25c
- Restricted household access to the standard solar feed-in tariff
- Overstated the impact of the Federal carbon price on Victoria, while using it as a rationale for shutting down state-level programs
- Renewed Alcoa's mining lease at Anglesea for 50 years, with no further measures to reduce its pollution
- Removed climate change and renewable energy from the remit of Sustainability Victoria
- Worked to create a brown coal export industry
- Run a tax-payer funded PR campaign to improve the image of coal mining and power generation
- Dropped election commitment to introduce pollution standards for new coal power stations
- Failed to deliver any progress towards election commitment on improving residential energy efficiency
- Scrapped a $20 million election pledge to replace energy guzzling street lightswith more efficient lighting
- Failed to deliver an election commitment to review subsidies to fossil fuels
- Scrapped the solar hot water rebate
- Repealed a cost-effective program helping businesses reduce energy consumption
- Drastically cut back loans to government departments to improve energy efficiency
- Extended the operating licence of the Anglesea Power Station, despite the closure of the Alcoa smelter that consumed all its electricity
- Provided $75m in grants to three proposed new coal projects in the Latrobe Valley
- Phased out a low-cost and job-creating energy efficiency scheme that saved money for households and small businesses
- Pushed for reduction of the Renewable Energy Target, and including gas as a "renewable" source of energy
- Supported electricity retailer Simply Energy's decision to charge customers an extra $51 per year for having solar panels
- Cancelled requirement for government agencies to purchase green power
Are you ready to take a stand for our environment at this year's state election? Fill in your details using the form on the right to pledge to vote for a clean energy future for Victoria, and find out ways to get involved with Environment Victoria and GetUp!'s campaign this year.
PLEDGE YOUR VOTE
At this year's state election, let's show our politicians we care about action on climate change and support a clean energy future for Victoria.
GetUp and Environment Victoria will be working together in key areas across Victoria to make sure renewable energy and climate change policy is firmly on the political agenda this year.
Fill in your details below to pledge your vote, and we'll be in touch with ways for you to get involved in the campaign.
This 29 November, I'm voting to protect our environment and our future.