Carbon price response action kit

Well by now you'll have seen the big announcement about the carbon price and big win for renewable energy contained within the package! Congratulations to all of you!

Thanks to your tireless work in local communities - and the work of other organisations in the movement - we have won a fantastic outcome for renewable energy with new money, new independent bodies and the energy regulator to develop a plan for how the grid can deliver 100% renewable energy!

We are particularly delighted about:

  • The new clean energy finance corporation with $10billion over 5 years, with 50% of that quarantined for renewables only
  • A new independent Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to administer $3.7billion of existing renewables programs
  • The Australian Energy Regulator to develop a plan for how the grid can deliver 100% renewable energy!

You can find all the details on this great win below but in keeping with the action-orientated nature of our campaign - and because the Opposition, polluters and others have already gone out fighting against these measures - we now need to make sure we respond!

Please find attached an action kit to help you respond to this announcement in your community. It contains a template local media release for you to adapt as well as a checklist to make sure you've covered off all the important next steps, like reporting back to your supporters, communicating your views to your MPs, and importantly, celebrating this win!

In the meantime letters to the editor and calls to talk back will be important to show a strong community response in favour of these renewable energy measures. Please see the contacts here:

And again a win like this simply would not have happened with out huge effort and pressure from grassroots groups over many months. Of course we know that we've still got a long way to go to get to a truly low carbon 100% renewable energy powered future but today we've made a good step towards that, so please take a moment to pat yourself on the back.

We'll be back in touch with further info on next steps for the coming months in the next few days.