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Scrap Baillieu govt’s anti wind farm laws, says Greens candidate for Victorian by-election

Greens candidate backs renewable energy  June 14, 2012  The Greens candidate for the seat of Melbourne says she wants to power the city with renewable energy. Cathy Oke is one of at least five candidates running in the by-election triggered by the resignation of Labor MP Bronwyn Pike.

It will be held on July 21. Ms Oke says she wants to treble investment in energy efficiency programs and renewable energy.
She also wants a fund to enable community groups to establish local solar farms. “We want the ability for communities, organisations, residential apartment buildings to be able to invest in solar and make money out of it but also enable us to reduce our reliance on coal,” she said.

“We want out city and our state to be powered by renewable energy.” Ms Oke also wants to scrap the Baillieu Government’s wind farm laws which she says have halted investment in wind farms. “We don’t support that and we would look at changing that,” she said.

June 15, 2012 - Posted by | General News

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