Green Loans inquiry hearing

  Home sustainability assessors left out of pocket through the Rudd/Gillard Government’s mismanagement of its Green Loans Program are among those giving evidence to a Senate inquiry hearing in Sydney tomorrow.   The Senate’s Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts is inquiring into the Green Loans Program, which delivered less than one per…

Coalition Helping to Strengthen Renewable Energy in Australia (Hunt-Birmingham)

  The Coalition welcomes the passage through the Senate of amendments providing greater certainty to the renewable energy industry.   Legislation splitting the Renewable Energy Target (RET) into two parts from January 2011 – the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) – has been passed by the Senate with…

Green Loans assessor rallies show Government mess remains

  Today’s rallies by Green Loans home sustainability assessors around Australia highlight the Rudd Government’s ongoing failure to fix the problems arising from its appalling mismanagement, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   Rallies are taking place in Sydney outside Kirribilli House from 9am, in Brisbane at South Brisbane Station from…

Victorian Water Savings a Pipe Dream

  Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett must guarantee there will be no weakening of conditions required for operation of Victoria’s controversial Sugarloaf or ‘North-South’ Pipeline, Coalition Murray Darling spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows Victoria’s Acting Auditor-General today slamming the Brumby Government’s decision to proceed with several major programs, stating the Government’s water…

Wong misleads over ETS dumping

  Climate Change Minister Penny Wong should explain misleading comments made before a Senate committee last month over the Rudd Government’s dumping of its emissions trading scheme (ETS), Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett’s weekend revelation the decision was made by Labor’s gang…