Greens MP Challenges Premier to Show Environmental Leadership Just Weeks Before World Parks Congress
The Greens are calling on the NSW Coalition to join a cross-party commitment to a state based scheme that fills any holes that changes to the RET will create in the renewable energy investment environment.
('Solar installers face another boom and bust' Sydney Morning Herald 30 August, p. 15, http://j.mp/smh140830)
Greens NSW MP John Kaye said: "Just the announcement of the findings of the Warburton review has inflicted untold damage on the confidence of the renewable energy industry.
"Uncertainty about the future of the RET scheme will drive investors out of the market.
On World Environment Day, Greens MP and Environment Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called on the NSW Government to stand up to protect the Environment. Dr Faruqi will host a World Environment Day forum at 6pm at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts focussed on conserving our Marine Environment, with speakers from the diving, sailing and nature conservancy community.
"Yesterday, on the eve of World Environment Day, I stood with hundreds of people outside the Environment Ministers office, calling on the Government to cancel the special conditions granted to Whitehaven coal to clear the Leard State Forest over winter, and stop the onslaught on our native wildlife.
"This year's World Environment Day theme is 'Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level' and is an urgent reminder of the need to combat climate change, end the CSG and coal rush and transition to an 100% renewable energy economy.