Energy and climate change

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Energy and Climate Change

Australia can emerge as a winner in a low pollution global economy. Our vast continent is blessed with abundant natural resources. And we have massive amounts of renewable energy just waiting to be tapped into by our highly skilled workforce. We just need a government with the will to harness that energy. We should be powering Australia by putting Australians to work.

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A Labor Government would:

  • Has a plan to get to net zero emissions by 2050.
  • Create tens of thousands of jobs and apprenticeships in renewable energy production. 
  • Connect regional renewable energy projects up to the national energy grid.
  • Make electric vehicles cheaper for Australian consumers. 
  • Build community batteries to connect more Australian households to renewable energy.

Australia’s jobs opportunity.

The world is racing toward renewable energy. Australia should seize this jobs opportunity. We can be a renewable energy superpower, exporting excess energy to our neighbours and the world. And we can create thousands upon thousands of great, secure, and well-paid jobs while doing it. Jobs in energy production, distribution, and manufacturing. We’ll ensure the future of these jobs by creating a pipeline of apprenticeships in new energy. 

Rewiring the nation.

We will link the cheapest new energy source – renewables – to the national power grid. We should be powering more Australian homes and businesses with cheap and reliable energy, creating thousands of jobs in regional Australia while doing it. Much like the Liberals’ copper-based NBN, our electricity network was designed for a different century. Our whole network is due for an upgrade, and Labor will get it done. 

Net zero by 2050.

Labor supports getting to net zero emissions by 2050 – by creating jobs, cutting electricity bills and lowering pollution. A Labor Government will achieve this goal. The Liberals and Nationals always act too little too late, and it's putting Australian jobs at risk. The Morrison Government simply cannot be trusted to deliver. Only a Labor Government will.

Bringing power to the people.

We will give back power to the people by building community batteries for household solar. And with our Electric Car Discount, we will cut taxes on electric vehicles, making them cheaper for families to buy. No matter what car you drive, no matter where you live, every Australian should benefit from a cheap and clean energy future. 

Powering Australian manufacturing.

We can revive our manufacturing sector and develop our hydrogen industry by using clean energy. Australia has abundant iron for buildings, copper for wind turbines, lithium for batteries – more than we could ever use in Australia. Just getting to 50 per cent renewable energy at home, and building a hydrogen industry for export, would generate about 87,000 jobs. Manufacturing is key to us becoming a renewable energy superpower. 

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334a Marrickville Road
MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204

Phone: (02) 9564 3588
Fax: (02) 9564 1734
Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

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CANBERRA ACT 2600

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