Labor is eager to avoid a discussion over targets for renewable energy, at least before next month’s election.

Collie key as Labor backs away from renewables target

ANALYSIS: The Labor Party has moved quickly to snuff out any suggestion it will be pushing for a 50 per cent renewable energy target for the South West Interconnected System if it wins next month’s state election.


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As the Greens candidate for the South West, I would like to note that the Greens will not shy away from a 100% Renewable Energy Target. We recognise that fossil fuels will be phased out in our lifetimes and we plan to prepare for it. We intend to keep Collie vibrant and resilient through continued energy production using renewable resources. Collie has much more going for it than a coal mine. They are centrally located to the SWIS and have the infrastructure to inject electrical energy. Collie is also the obvious place for ongoing grid maintenance and distribution. The old parties are showing seriously poor planning and absolutely no leadership. Immediate investment in Collie must occur, as other communities around WA are already investing in large-scale renewable energy infrastructure. The Greens have a plan to reinvigorate Collie as we transition to renewable energy.

It's pretty clear from the comment from Diane that the single largest threat to anyone in Collie-Preston interested in getting or hold a job is the Greens/Labor RET which will no doubt be implemented should McGowan win.

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