Action for week starting 1.6.20 – Petition for renewably powered economic recovery

Emissions reduction funding to rebuild Australian manufacturing must be used for renewable energy, not gas.

New analysis from the Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy Program has found that using Covid‑19 recovery funding to subsidise the gas industry would create few jobs, increase emissions, and lock in higher energy prices.

 But under the cover of the Covid‑19 pandemic, Energy Minister Angus Taylor is pushing hard for a ‘gas-fired recovery’ following the pandemic.

 A secret review conducted by a member of the Prime Minister’s hand-picked National Covid‑19 Coordination Commission has recommended redirecting emissions reduction funding into failed carbon capture and storage, and to big emitters.

Add your name to the petition asking the Energy Minister to commit to a renewably powered economic recovery, not a gas-fired one.

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