Simon Corbell is making known the successes of the ACT Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme:
The final report on the scheme, which required all electricity retailers to reduce or offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of electricity, will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly today.
“In the final six months of the scheme, the 16 retailers [...]
[ 21 November 2012; ]
Renewable Energy Day is tomorrow and there’s quite a lot to do around town including tours of the Woodlawn bio-reactor and the local wind farm.
Worth a look.
With energy prices predicted to rise steeply over coming years, now is the moment to retrofit your home for energy efficiency.
Join before 31st October to win a thermal imaging and air leakage assessment from Scinergy valued at over $500. Eliminating air leaks can commonly reduce household energy bills by 50%, and make [...]
ActewAGL don’t often send open letters from their CEO. So here it is:
An open letter from ActewAGL
Wednesday 13 June 2012
In Canberra, we have considerably lower electricity prices than those across the border. At ActewAGL, we are working to ensure this continues into the future and that our services to the community continue to improve.
We know [...]
Are different arms & factions of the feds talking to each other? One lot who weighed up the carbon tax politics clearly felt that we’re a safe enough locality to add li’l ACTEW to the Clean Energy “dirty list”. Can it be a coincidence that this will hit supposed safe-Labor-seat voters in the guts? [...]
The Greens were as keen to get a hug for the cameras from the Youth Climate Coalition as anyone when Simon Corbell announced ambitious targets to reduce the ACT’s greenhouse emissions.
Today Shane Rattenbury has expressed some disappointment at the real progress being made, as recorded in their Weathering The Change report card.
The Greens’ analysis [...]
The Greens’s Shane Rattenbury has announced the Green’s preferred path to reaching the ACT’s stated target of cutting greenhouse emissions by 40% in the next 8 years.
Of the 5 options outlined, the Greens favour Pathway 2, which combines building efficiency measures, sustainable transport, energy-from-waste and renewable energy.
“Pathway 2 comes closest to delivering the kind of [...]
The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur has added to a busy week of Green announcements (in contrast to the very quiet Liberals as they watch their leader bleed out) with the announcement of an exposure draft for a Planning and Development (Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets) Amendment Bill 2012:
“If we are going to address greenhouse gas emissions [...]
Simon Corbell has let the world know he’d like proposals for a large scale solar plant here in Canberra:
Renewable energy companies with proposals to establish large scale solar generation in the ACT are being invited to submit proposals to the Government as part of the ACT Labor Government’s plan to make Canberra Australia’s solar capital, [...]
Simon Corbell is celebrating getting the nod from the Legislative Assembly to ramp up solar power generation in Canberra.
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, has today welcomed in-principal support from the ACT Legislative Assembly, for legislation which will allow large-scale solar facilities to be rolled out across the ACT.
“The Government’s legislation proposes [...]
Simon Corbell has announced his proposed pathways to the promised carbon neutrality of 2060.
The options are:
Pathway1: involves the use of renewable energy as the main strategy for achieving emissions reductions. The purchase of a small component carbon offsets is also included, as current modelling indicates that switching to renewable energy for the total ACT electricity [...]
The Liberals’ Zed Seselja is very excited by internal correspondence from ACT Treasury stating the bleeding obvious, that rooftop solar is a way to enrich land owners at the expense of non-land owners.
An email obtained by the Canberra Liberals through freedom of information shows the public servant calculates that by purchasing a 1.7 kW solar [...]
The University of Canberra have posted this video with the following note:
In this talk the ACT’s Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell MLA, outlines future directions of the ACT’s planning, transport and climate change policies in the context of the built environment and transport provision.
Here at RiotACT we have long noted that while the ACT Government talks a big game on greenhouse emissions, loves being photographed with the bright young things of the AYCC, and is partial to appointing friends to steering committees and advisory panels, there isn’t actually a plan to do anything about it until just after [...]
Simon Corbell has sent word of his appointments to the ACT Climate Change Council to which he is outsourcing the unpopularity of making people change the way they live.
The Council consists of six members including Professor Will Steffen, Ms Maria Efkarpidis, Doctor Frank Jotzo, Ms Lynne Harwood and Mr David Papps. Professor Barbara Norman is [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the launch of the much anticipated draft Transport for Canberra policy
The Transport for Canberra policy is being released this morning, but the Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is already disappointed:
“Like many in the community, we’ve waited years for the new Transport for Canberra policy. It is supposed to reveal how the ACT will cut transport emissions in line with our 40% greenhouse gas reduction target,” said Ms [...]
The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury has expressed his disappointment with yesterday’s release of the ACT’s Sustainable Energy Policy:
“The ACT has an ambitious greenhouse gas emissions target and yet there is no connection between meeting that target and this document, even though the two policies are inextricably linked.
“After two years of development and a whole host of [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the release of the ACT Sustainable Energy Policy 2011-2020:
The Sustainable Energy Policy sets out four key outcomes, backed by 27 detailed measures. The 4 key outcomes
– Outcome One: Reliable and Affordable Energy;
– Outcome Two: Smarter Use of Energy;
– Outcome Three: Cleaner Energy; and,
– Outcome Four: Growth in the Clean Economy.
Some of [...]
Say Yes Australia (a pro carbon tax website) is asking “Are YOU a Mum who says YES?”.
If so Parliament House is the place to be on Tuesday 13 September at 10.30am. (Also if you like the idea of mums who say yes).
Be part of history on Tuesday. Join with other mums and take your [...]
[ 24 September 2011 at 12:30 pm; ]
Support clean energy?
Want to take part in a global day of action?
Then….circle Saturday September 24 on your calendar!
That’s the day we’re calling Shake Your ACT!
What: Speakers, live music, fun ride and giant human sign
When: 12:30 – 16:00 Saturday 24th September
Where: Start Garema Place; ride to Parliament
Shake Your ACT! [...]
[ 31 August 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Is a carbon price in Australia’s interest?
Join us for an interactive community forum on the Government’s Clean Energy Future package.
With our expert panel:
– Dr. Richard Denniss – Executive Director – The Australia Institute
– Janette Lindesay – Associate Professor – ANU Climate Change Institute
– Heather Bruer – International Co-director – The Australian Youth [...]
I was sent this email this morning…..thought it wise to share with fellow rioters:
My husband works for Harden Shire Council and was advised by the RTA that a very large convoy of trucks will be converging on Canberra on Monday 22 August for a blockade. He suggested I might pass this information on to you.
[ 6 August 2011; 8 August 2011; 13 August 2011; ]
We are hosting 3 events in Canberra over the next 2 weeks.
1. On Saturday August 6 and Saturday August 13 we will be at the Gorman House Markets to talk to the public about the carbon price and what it means for you and Australia.
2. on Monday August 8 in the evening;
Grassroots Public Forum
[ 13 August 2011; ]
For those with an interest there’s a very high powered forum on forests and climate going down at the John Curtin School of Medical Research on 13 August.
The speaker’s list is impressive
EnviroFriendly have put out a media release saying solar panel buyers are going to be better off without the feed in tariff after all:
Effective midnight Wednesday, the ACT Government announced the closing of the ACT Solar Feed In Tariff. The demise of the program has been described as a disaster by everyone involved in the [...]
The ACT Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate have announced the formal re-opening of the solar feed-in tariff scheme after the Liberals and Greens over ruled Labor in the Assembly.
Further to amendments recently passed in the Legislative Assembly, a revised ACT electricity Feed-in
Tariff will re-open on 11 July 2011, said David Papps, Director-General of the [...]
The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is celebrating opening the “medium scale” feed in tariff for solar panels to installations down to 0 kW (so all of them).
The Liberals were needed to support it and Zed Seselja has a circuitous explanation.
The upshot is new installs will be able to get 30c per kW on power they generate.
Simon Corbell is kicking off an auction for 40 megawatts of solar power provision:
“The government will lead the way to securing significant quantities of affordable renewable energy by conducting Australia’s first of type auction giving solar energy generators a chance to offer the best deal to consumers in the ACT.
“Industry also knows what financial support [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the lucky winners of his ACT Climate Change Grants which he says “were introduced in response to the continued interest from the community in generating awareness and action on climate change.”
And if some in the community are interested in doing things Simon wants to be seen to be helping then they [...]
The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is hauling Climate Minister Simon Corbell over the coals for not actually doing much to achieve the ACT’s lofty carbon emission goals:
Minister Corbell has today tabled the Government’s timeline for delivering Energy, Climate Change, Waste and Transport strategies. It reveals significant delays in delivering the strategies, most of them deferred [...]
The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission has not yet bestirred itself to update its website, but the ABC informs us they’ve approved a 6.4% rise in the price of electricity for the coming financial year.
Acting senior commissioner Malcolm Gray says the main reason for the rise is the Federal Government’s increased renewable energy [...]