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Gutwein Government Must Rule Out Biomass Burning in Green Hydrogen Power

The Greens welcome the move to establish a renewable hydrogen energy manufacturing industry in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020

Renewable Energy Action Plan Must Rule Out Biomass

We welcome the Draft Renewable Energy Action Plan’s aim for Tasmania to become a world leader in renewables. That said, there are glaring issues.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2020

Government of Climate Denial and Damage Left Behind by Paris

The Paris Agreement to curb global emissions in the hope of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees, comes into effect today, but the Australian Government has yet to ratify it and the Tasmanian Government has yet to present a plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2016

Liberals Forestry Policy Deceptive and Delusional

The latest NAB State Update for Tasmania pointed to continued structural decline in the forestry sector.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Liberal Government's Blind Pursuit of Native Forest Biomass

The use of forest biomass for energy is designed by industry proponents to entrench, legitimise and increase native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Forest Furnaces

Submissions close on Friday for the Government's program to use taxpayers' money in an attempt to revive the dying native forest-logging industry through the use of forests for biomass energy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Delusional Resources Minister Backs in Forest Furnaces, not FSC

In Question Time today, Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, displayed extraordinary ignorance in describing the burning of native forests for energy as 'renewable'.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016

More Woodsmoke and Mirrors from Harriss

The Liberals continue to mislead Tasmanians over the future viability of the native forest woodchip industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2015

Liberals Must Rule Out Changes to Permits

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt must categorically rule out altering the Pulp Mill permit conditions that would allow the use of native forest feedstock.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Jul 2015

Biomass Energy Another Tired Liberal Policy

Resources Minister Paul Harriss is exactly right; export of wood chips is a poor, unprofitable use of our precious forests.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Jul 2015

Native Forest Biomass

Unbelievably, you are now taking up Paul Lennon's dream of burning native forest woodchips in industrial scale forest furnaces to generate electricity. Talk about back to the future.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2015

Harriss Refuses to Rule Out Public Subsidies for Native Forest Furnaces

Forests Minister Paul Harriss has refused to rule out ongoing public subsidies for burning native forest woodchips and pulp logs to generate electricity.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2015