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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Plan for Bushfire Season Now

UTAS bushfire experts are right, the increasing risk of catastrophic bushfires cannot be underestimated. The State Government must be preparing themselves now.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2020

Thermal Coal Projects 

The continued support by this Government for thermal coal projects in Tasmania remains an ongoing concern to many people in the community and to the Greens.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020

Latest Greenhouse Accounts Show Forests Doing Heavy Lifting

State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 confirms Tasmania’s native forest estate is foundational to this island’s positive emissions profile.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2020

Thermal Coal Assistance Must Cease Immediately

Reports Midland Energy have not received the $50,000 taxpayer funds they had been granted for thermal coal exploration in the midlands are welcome.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020

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

Greens Release Safe Climate Bill

The Greens are responding to community demand for action on climate and will be tabling the Safe Climate Bill 2020 in State Parliament next week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Mar 2020

Safe Climate Bill 2020

A Bill for an Act to acknowledge the climate emergency as a threat to life on Earth and establish a framework for Tasmania to respond.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  12 Mar 2020

No New Thermal Coal Mines

Thermal coal combustion is a key driver of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and rising global temperatures.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019

No Justification for Tasmanian Coal Mining in Climate Emergency

The Liberals are funding a coal mining business to conduct exploratory drilling for fossil fuels that scientists are telling us have to stay in the ground.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Oct 2019

Tasmania's Carbon Emissions Going Up

Between 2016 and 2017, emissions from all major sectors have gone up. Tasmania’s total carbon emissions grew by 1.2 million tonnes in 2016.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Aug 2019

Climate Change - Emission Reduction Strategy

The United Nations has given us until 2030 to dramatically cut carbon emissions and stabilise our climate or risk the world warming more than 1.5 degrees.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Mar 2019

Bushfire Emergency Highlights Urgent Need to Heed Climate Council Report

The Climate Council’s uncompromising and straight-speaking report confirms what all Tasmanians have lived for the last six weeks.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2019

Tasmanian Energy Minister Captured by Coal Lobby

In the wake of the latest alarming IPCC report, Tasmania’s Energy Minister Guy Barnett has revealed his climate-denying colours on the national stage.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2018

Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissions Reduction

The breathtaking hypocrisy of the Liberals talking up Tasmania's lower emissions profile cannot go unanswered.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2018

Government of Climate Denial and Damage Left Behind by Paris

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 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

Climate Act Review an Opportunity

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2016

Tasmania's Oceans at Significant Risk from Acidification

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Minister Groom, Is It Situation Normal or Act Now?

The Government’s newspaper update to the community today is another confusing message to Tasmanians about what we need to do in the state's energy crisis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Apr 2016

Emissions Reduction Target Woefully Inadequate

The Abbott Liberals have once more revealed they are a bunch of climate Luddites with their woeful 26% emissions reduction target by 2030. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Aug 2015

Greenhouse Gas Accounts 2011-12

Tasmania is a cleaner, more energy efficient economy and is storing more carbon in the landscape than it was in 1990.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2014