It’s an election year in Victoria, but the Opposition’s current policies would devastate our local clean energy industry and reverse efforts to cut climate pollution (more info below).
So we asked for your creative responses to the phrase: “The community supports clean energy. Why won’t the Victorian Liberal Party?” — Now we’ve chosen the winning ideas and it’s up to YOU to choose your favourite.
In April the winner will go on a billboard in the electorate of Shadow Minister for Renewable Energy David Southwick.
Thanks and congratulations to the 4 finalists:
All artwork mock ups by DesignGood studios.
After the billboard is removed we will upcycle the billboard fabric into a one-of-a-kind shoulderbag by local designer and maker Matt Thomson. You can find out more about what he does at mattt.com.au/sustainability.
As an independent charity, we believe the public deserves to know where their elected representatives stand on clean energy.
Right now, key clean energy and climate change policies do not have bipartisan support in Victoria.
Perhaps the best example is the Victorian Renewable Energy Target, which aims to power Victoria with 40% clean energy by 2025.
Modelling by Ernst & Young found the VRET will cut Victoria’s climate pollution, create more than 9000 jobs and lower power bills.
Research commissioned by Sustainability Victoria shows 84 percent of Victorians support the VRET, and yet the Victorian Coalition voted against it in Parliament. They have also pledged to repeal it if elected, sabotaging our local clean energy industry.
The Victorian Coalition’s recent public position on climate change and clean energy also includes:
Click to show a much more detailed analysis of the track record of the two major parties competing to form government in November
Closer to the election we’ll have a much more comprehensive summary of the climate and environment policies of ALL parties represented in the Parliament
Major political parties track record on climate change and clean energy November 2014 to January 2018