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Andrews betraying renewables by backing NEG and Turnbull's coal huggers

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
6 December 2017

Andrews betraying renewables by backing NEG and Turnbull’s coal-huggers: Greens

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP and Victorian Greens climate and energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell MP today said that Daniel Andrews has betrayed renewables by backing in the NEG at COAG on Friday.

Quotes attributable to Adam Bandt:

“Daniel Andrews has betrayed renewables by backing in the coal-huggers at COAG. He has sold his soul to coal.

“Despite knowing that the NEG will strangle investment in renewables and prop up dirty coal, Andrews has shown his true colours and capitulated at the last minute.

“Andrews should have joined with Greens climate Minister Shane Rattenbury in the ACT and the SA government who wanted to explore a policy that might actually work.

“Andrews is a renewable energy charlatan. He talks big game about renewables in Victoria, but at COAG he’s shown Victorians his true colours."


Quotes attributable to Ellen Sandell:

"Daniel Andrews and his Labor Victorian Government claims to be progressive, but they've just supported a deal with Malcolm Turnbull to prop up dirty coal plants and choke the renewable energy industry.

"Why is the Victorian Labor Government siding with Turnbull and the coal industry on this dodgy deal? At this meeting, ACT and South Australia both supported renewable energy, yet Daniel Andrews and his Labor Victorian Government took the side of the coal industry.

"Labor in Victoria have previously said they want Victoria to be 'open for business' for new coal projects, and they've once again proved they are taking the side of coal rather than renewable energy."

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
6 December 2017
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