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The Australian Youth Climate Coalition alongside the Climate Institute have teamed up to produce a communications campaign designed to save the carbon and renewable energy laws.
Known as the “Stop the dinosaurs” campaign, the initiative aims to highlight key facts about the current situation, according to CEO of the Climate Institute John Connor.
“We’re on the verge of discarding an effective, functioning system that can achieve the up to 25 per cent pollution reduction commitments that Australia has promised internationally, and replace it with an uncertain taxpayer-backed fund with no demonstrated capability of meeting even the minimum target of 5 per cent by 2020,” he said in a June 22 media statement.
The campaign claims “dinosaurs” in politics and business are placing the burden of pollution onto vulnerable taxpayers, ignoring the positive benefits the laws have created.
A media statement released by the Climate Institute highlights the benefits of the carbon laws, which will have their second anniversary on July 1.
It says pollution has been reduced by these laws, investment in renewable energy sources has increased with economic growth up and unemployment and inflation under control.
The campaign launch comes just before the next step in the repeal of the carbon laws. The new senate is set to consider repeal in early July.
A recent poll by TCI indicates 82 per cent of the population support renewables and 60 per cent of Australians believed the Renewable Energy Target should be above 20 per cent by 2020, according to a June 22 article published in Renew Economy.
One great way to invest in renewables yourself is to install a solar hot water system. This can be used to provide all the hot water your household needs, in a more sustainable way.
For more information about this way to stop the dinosaurs yourself, contact the team at Apricus, they’re more than happy to help you out.