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Abbott's crusade to shatter WA's solar boom

The Australian Greens said today that the federal government to move to ban the Clean Energy Finance Corporation from investing in small scale solar will impede WA's rapid uptake of rooftop solar and impact local businesses.

"Researched released by the Greens shows that the number of WA homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) power has increased 19% in just one year - overwhelmingly in outer suburbs and households with lower incomes," Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens acting leader said today.

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Renewable energy report highlights value of Greens' plan for new WA boom

The importance of Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam's Energy 2029 100% renewable energy plan has been further underscored today by the release of The Energy Report - 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 by WWF and ANU.

"This WWF and ANU publication provides yet another report on tangible means for achieving a 100% renewable energy network, and for getting WA off the fossil treadmill," Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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WA would lose $800m investment if the RET was scrapped

The Western Australia renewable energy sector would cop an $800 million cut in investment if the Abbott Government scraps the successful Renewable Energy Target.

By accepting the recommendations of the Warburton Review, the disastrous move could see up to $10.7 billion of renewable energy investment driven into overseas markets and threaten 21,000 direct employees nationally.

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said WA had the one of the highest rates of solar uptake in the country with 156,544 houses now sourcing their energy from solar - 16 per cent of households.

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LNG projects set to increase CO2 emissions, with no modelled reductions by direct action.

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications

Legislation Committee

Answers to questions on notice

Environment portfolio

Question No: 82

Hearing: Budget Estimates

Outcome: Outcome 2

Programme: Emissions Reduction Fund Taskforce

Topic: EMISSIONS REDUCTION FUND LARGE LNG PROJECTS

Hansard Page: 87

Question Date: 26 May 2014

Question Type: Spoken

Senator Ludlam asked:

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