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takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

No Place for Forest Furnaces in Tasmania

The Greens support International Day of Action on Forest Biomass Energy. There is no place for forest furnaces in clean, green lutruwita/Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020

We are in this position as a country where we are playing catch-up on tackling climate change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020

A renewable energy target must be part of the actions that we take in Tasmania. We support a target for renewable energy.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Forest Furnaces Are Not Renewable Energy

In a climate emergency, we have a scientific and moral imperative to decrease our carbon emissions to slow down the planet’s warming.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Opinion  |  10 Nov 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Liberals, Labor Leave the Door Open to Forest Furnaces

The Liberal and Labor parties have united to allow native forest biomass to be classified a future renewable energy source in lutruwita/Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Energy Generation from Native Forest Biomass

The Minister for Energy has made clear he wants to burn native forests for energy generation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberals Must Rule Out Native Forest Furnaces in Renewable Energy Bill

The Premier and Climate Change Minister, Peter Gutwein, must rule out burning native forests for energy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

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.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Delusional Resources Minister Backs in Forest Furnaces, not FSC

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Pile of Woodchips

Native Forest Biomass

The Minister is now taking up Paul Lennon's dream of burning native forest woodchips in industrial scale forest furnaces to generate electricity.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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