Friday, June 24, 2016

ACF compatibility scorecard

The Australian Conservation Foundation election guide is different from most you'll see this election. It's part scorecard, part compatibility test. Turn the dials to how much you care about clean energy, cutting pollution and protecting nature. Then see which party cares as much as you do.

Here are the results I got.

The website also gave an explanation of the scoring system and the party policies the scores are based on. Try it out for yourself.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Does your MP take fossil fuel money?

The Pollution Free Politics initiative asks members of parliament to take a pledge calling for an end to taking donations from and giving subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. In this election season you can find out where your MP stands. If they haven't signed the pledge encourage them to do so.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Countries moving on

There's a whole bunch of countries who have recently made big moves in energy.

The UK's energy from coal has hit zero, Portugal has run entirely on renewable energy for the past four days and Denmark produced 140% of its energy needs from wind power, exporting clean energy to Norway, Germany and Sweden. Here at home, Tasmania has returned to 100 per cent renewable energy and South Australia has disconnected its last coal power station.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

New world at Newstead

The Victorian country town of Newstead aims to be 100 per cent renewable within five years. Business owner Mick Harris has installed an electric vehicle charge point in the old petrol bowser at his business as a way of moving away from the "older systems" to the "new renewable systems".

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