Hello forest supporters
This is a bit serious! You’ve probably heard that the Abbott government sprung a surprise addition to the RET negotiations – that burning native forests be included as a renewable energy – and so the govt would PAY people to cut down forests (taking scarce assistance dollars from genuine renewables)!
It’s crazy! When the RET is supposed to be bringing emissions down, Abbott and co are prepared to increase them using something that has higher emissions than coal (per energy produced). It would also take 200 years to again capture and store from the atmosphere, the carbon released by burning. Not to mention that it would be encouraging power companies to incinerate our planet’s lungs to make electricity to run air conditioners! Talk about perverse!
YOU CAN HELP -> -> -> contact these senators and ask they consider what the Abbott government is trying on. RETs are meant to reduce pollution, not increase it. If the logging industry is looking for relevance, they should move into the plantation sector.
Call or email and politely point out some of the facts on the information sheet below entitled 10 GOOD REASONS WHY NATIVE FOREST BIOMASS SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET
Ricky Muir (03) 5144 3639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn Lazarus (07) 3001 8940 email@example.com
Nick Xenophon 08 8232 1144 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Madigan (03) 5331 2321 email@example.com
David Leyonhjelm (02) 9719 1078 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dio (Zhenya) Wang (08) 9486 9650 email@example.com
Bob Day (08) 8331 0151 firstname.lastname@example.org