To: Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Mount Alexander wants Clean Recovery now!
2020 has been a rough year for Australians. With disastrous bushfires across several states in 2019/2020 and now a global pandemic that has left one in four Australians without reliable work.
We need to recover from these catastrophes using science to deliver a visionary pathway to immediately reducing greenhouse emissions.
We know what we should be doing!
We must base our recovery on renewable energy sources that do NOT increase Greenhouse Gas emissions.
The future is clear. Investment in renewable energy is increasing and profitable and the fossil fuel industry is contracting and unprofitable.
Supporting a failing and loss-making fossil gas industry with public money by subsidising costly and polluting fracking is both irrational and unethical.
If we work together to get the recovery right, Australia can become a world-leading clean energy superpower, profitably exporting clean energy from our abundant and free wind and sun.
We can power our businesses and homes with inexpensive renewable energy, make our houses more affordable and energy efficient, and restore the natural landscapes we love.
And the best news? We're ready to start now.
We ask the Morrison Government to:
- Commit to making Australia a clean energy superpower
- Re-power businesses and households with renewable energy
- Upgrade public buildings and homes to be more energy efficient
- Create jobs in management and rehabilitation of country
- Charge Australia’s zero carbon electric transport future.
Why is this important?
Implementing a Clean Recovery Plan will reduce energy cost, and create twice as many secure jobs than polluting and expensive fossil gas, and nurture a safe climate for our children and grandchildren.
Delivering a Clean Recovery, will need widespread support from key federal and state politicians and concerned local communities such across the country.
Locally, Mount Alexander Shire Council, last year declared a Climate Emergency and has committed to a roadmap to carbon neutrality for council operations by 2025, an example to federal and state governments of results achievable by community support and commitment to science based climate policy.
Will you join the call for clean, affordable energy and climate-friendly jobs?