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2010 federal election will be a referendum on global warming - Greens

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says that, after the Copenhagen collapse, next year's federal election will be a referendum on global warming.

"The 2010 poll is shaping up as a vote for or against Australia taking a lead in fixing global warming below 1.5 degrees. That means a 2020 target of reducing the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over 1990 levels and, in doing so, taking action for the rest of this threatened world to follow," Senator Brown said.

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Greens propose new action on climate change

The Australian Greens have written to the Prime Minister and Minister for Climate Change today proposing new action on climate change.

"We are at a moment of great opportunity for this country and this planet if we choose to move decisively towards renewable energy, energy efficiency and forest protection," Australian Greens Leader, Senator Bob Brown said.

"The Prime Minister has said that we must act for our children and our grandchildren, but the question is: do we act according to the world's brains trust or do we act according to the pressure of the big polluters?

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New ETU report shows gross energy feed-in tariff would create 22,500 jobs

Greens call on government to act now

Launching a report commissioned by the Electrical Trades Union of Victoria in Melbourne, the Australian Greens today called on the Rudd government to introduce a gross national feed-in tariff for renewable energy as community support for this measure grows.

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown said that the report shows that over 22,500 jobs would be created by introducing a national gross feed-in tariff for solar energy.

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Pulp strategy aims at public pocket

- $20 million per annum already agreed by Rudd

"The release of an Issues Paper by the Pulp and Paper Industry Strategy Group sets the stage for a raid on the taxpayer's purse," Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown said today.

"I call on Minister Kim Carr to clear the air on how many millions the Rudd government is preparing to inject into this industry, including Gunns' proposed pulp mill in the Tamar Valley in Tasmania."

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