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REPLACE COAL AND GAS WITH 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

Since I was first elected in 2014, I have worked hard to secure climate action for Victoria. I entered politics because I wanted to see more action on climate change and this remains so important to me and for our future.

‘I’m proud that many climate initiatives I’ve campaigned for – like solar on schools and government investment in renewable energy – are now a reality. But there’s so much more to do.’

Here in Victoria, 70% of our electricity comes from burning coal, which is still the biggest cause of the climate crisis.

We need to replace our three old, polluting and unreliable coal-fired power stations by 2030 or sooner. And we need to get off gas.

That’s why I’m calling for a renewable energy boom to drive Victoria’s economic recovery from COVID-19, create jobs and tackle the climate crisis.

My plan would:

  • Build large-scale wind, solar and energy storage projects, like Australia’s first offshore wind farm in Gippsland.
  • Revive our manufacturing industries, but with renewable energy, such as upgrading Portland’s aluminium smelter and running it with clean energy.
  • Weather-proof every Victorian home to create jobs and reduce energy bills.
  • Put solar and batteries on every public housing home, just like we’ve put solar on schools.
  • Upgrade our energy grid so it’s actually fit for the 21st century.
  • Bring our energy system back into public hands so that Victorians profit from these industries.

Now, as our government looks to rebuild Victoria’s economy, we have a rare opportunity to create jobs by investing in industries that also help create a better future. Let’s do it!

REPLACE COAL AND GAS WITH 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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