The Queensland Competition Authority’s draft report on Queensland’s solar bonus scheme is a predictable product of its terms of reference that undermines the incentive to switch to clean energy in Queensland.
Greens Candidate for Maranoa, Grant Newson attended meetings with the some members from the Coopers Gap Wind Farm Supporters Group, Western Downs Regional Council and AGL. Mr Newson said, “It’s great to see the supporters group has 419 members and still growing”. “Even though the Group support the project, it is good to see them raise many issues
Moggill Greens candidate Jake Schoermer and Mount Ommaney candidate Jenny Mulkearns responded to reports of coal seam gas exploration permits for large parts of their electorates by saying “The Greens have been warning for some time that the multinational CSG companies will seek to explore for and develop coal seam gas without undue concern for where that may be or those who live
The Editor of the Fassifern Guardian requested clarification from all candidates on their position on mining in the Scenic Rim.
1. If you answer the issue by saying you will support the ban of all or some form of mining in the Scenic Rim, please explain how this will effect existing mining permits.
Both the Government and the Coalition have chosen to stay in the dark about the real impacts of coal seam gas mining in Australia, by today voting down the Greens’ proposal for the first nation-wide coal seam gas Senate inquiry.
The Queensland Greens today released their energy policy for the state election, proposing an upgrade to Queensland’s feed-in tariff system.
Greens’ lead candidate Adam Stone said the policy would not only lead to reduced carbon emissions, but would also generate jobs in a growth industry.
Coal Seam Gas
Dr Sandra Bayley, the Greens candidate for Ashgrove, admits it is a surprise that a conservative voice like Katter’s Australia Party aligns with the Greens, who have a really strong and established position on coal seam gas.
The Queensland Greens say that LNP leader Campbell Newman’s latest announcement on CSG is a betrayal of rural communities which leaves the main problems posed by the industry unresolved.
Yesterday Campbell Newman promised to introduce a more transparent system of compensation to landholders with CSG wells on their land.
"As usual the LNP are doing the work of the gas companies by sidetracking the public debate from the main issues,’ state spokesperson Libby Connors said today.