PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
INVESTING IN RENEWABLES
2017 was a record year for investment in renewables for Australia, with investment increasing by 150%.
Australia’s $11 billion investment last year in clean energy placed us seventh in the world (third on a per capita basis).
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Australia is one of the top 10 most attractive countries in the world in which to invest in renewables.
Last year was also the biggest ever year for rooftop solar installation. One in five Australians now has solar panels on their roof – one of the highest rates in the world.
Renewable energy will reach 23.5% of Australia’s electricity supply by 2020. There are enough renewable projects underway now to meet that target.
To make renewable energy reliable we are investing in pumped hydro storage projects in Queensland, South Australia and Snowy Hydro 2.0, which will be the biggest battery in the Southern Hemisphere.
Building Snowy 2.0 will increasing storage by 50%, adding 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy. This is enough to power 500,000 homes.
OPPOSITION TO THE NORTH STONEVILLE DEVELOPMENT…
I am pleased to be able to now publicly announce that one of the core pillars of my local campaign to protect our environment is to oppose the North Stoneville Structure Plan.
Save Perth Hills is a group of deeply passionate, highly intelligent and constructive locals who care deeply about the safety of the people and the environment of the Perth Hills.
I am proud to support their cause.
Almost overnight their Facebook page gathered 1,000 followers and their petition has very close to 4,000 signatures.
CLICK the link below to sign this petition.
The plans Satterley have proposed for North Stoneville are deeply concerning with regards to;
water and sewerage, and
risk to our natural environment.
I do not believe the community has been properly consulted, and having written to the Shire President expressing my concerns, I welcome the Shire of Mundaring's decision to now push back their vote to May which will allow more time for deeper consultation.
My opponent in this election for Hasluck is a Shire Councillor, and so I hope that this election will draw attention to this important local issue and result in the council;
rejecting the proposal,
recommending to the WAPC not consider the plan as it stands, and
committing to broad community consultation on the future of the Perth Hills.
SPH will hold a Rally on April 7th at Mundaring Sculpture Park, and I encourage as many locals as possible to attend.
Australia will meet the emissions requirements of the Paris Agreement.
Australia beat its first Kyoto target by 128 million tonnes of greenhouse gases. We are on track to beat our 2020 target by 294 million tonnes.
The Government has committed to a responsible emissions reduction target of 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2030.
We are supporting practical emissions reduction projects through:
THE EMISSIONS REDUCTION FUND
This is a $2.55 billion fund to help farmers, businesses, landholders and communities reduce emissions by improving energy efficiency, savannah management, carbon capture and revegetation projects.
It has achieved the largest ever emissions reduction commitment by Australian businesses and landholders – 190 million tonnes of reduction, at less than $12 a tonne.
(This compares to Labor’s Carbon Tax, which reduced emissions by less than 12 million tonnes at a cost of $15.4 billion – around $1,300 per tonne.)
THE CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE CORPORATION
Through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, $6.6 billion has been invested in clean energy projects like:
Ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations in major cities.
A trial of renewable hydrogen-powered electricity generation in Western Sydney.
Loans to support 40,000 household batteries in South Australia.
AUSTRALIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY
$1.1 billion in loans and grant support has been provided for 392 projects, including electric cars and discounts on fuel efficient cars
CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION FUND
A $200 million investment in emerging clean energy technology.
There is an unprecedented wave of investment in renewable energy with this Government. Last year saw Australia’s:
Biggest year ever for new renewable projects coming online.
Highest ever clean energy investment, at $11 billion.
Biggest year ever for rooftop solar installation.