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LEAN social media highlights

This page notes items from LEAN's Twitter account @LEANAustralia and Facebook page @LEANAustralia

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020


December 2019

  • Contrasted Angela Merkel's New Year's message emphasising climate action with events here
  • Shared various tweets on scale of bushfire disaster and inadequacy of response
  • Shared MIT study indicating fugitive emissions may make natural gas dirtier than coal 
  • Shared news from Institute for Energy Economic and Financial Analysis that in India new solar and wind is now 30% cheaper than existng coal power
  • Shared UK Financial Times editorial condeming Morrison government failure on climate change
  • Shared news that Department of Home Affairs incoming government brief in May 2019 called for coordinated government action on climate disasters
  • Shared report on Per Capita recommendation for a climate mission approach to industry policy to rebuild trust in government
  • Shared Country Needs People call for doubling of Indigenous Ranger and Indigenous Protected Areas as key part of enhanced bushfire response
  • Highlighted marine heatwave impacting mutiple areas in Australian waters
  • Noted that volunteer firefighting is not an approved activity for Newstart recipients.
  • Noted report that rooftop solar is taking pressure off ageing and failing coal power despite Libs hoping to blame blackouts on renewables
  • Shared news that exploding feral horse numbers in Kosciuszko a national disaster
  • Endorsed Mark Butler MP opposition for removal of nuclear power ban and call for disclosure to threatened communities 
  • Noted report that Morrison government which at election condemned 50% renewables by 2030 as reckless now relies on it as business as usual
  • Stood up against Greens political party attacking ALP on climate
  • Shared Kenneth Hayne view that company directors could not hide from taking account of and reducing climate risks
  • Shared Peter Garrett address to LEAN event in Sydney 
  • Defended the ALP's endorsement of Paris approach to emissions rather than the Greens new one, and questioned coal exports creating their own new demand in a falling market
  • Endorsed AlboMP call for PM to meet with former firefighting chiefs
  • Shared report of world's second largest ferry operator switching to electric vessels

November 2019

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August 2019

July 2019

  • Published tributes to LEAN activist Ivan de Vulder
  • Noted predictions that transition from coal power will happen very quickly and called for Labor governments to take care of communities in the transition
  • Endorsed ETU position that nuclear power for Australia does not stack up on safety, environmental or economic grounds, and publicised nuclear lobby 20 preferred sites 
  • Publicised article noting Labor's post war reconstruction provides model for green new deal 

June 2019

  • Noted Mark Butler comment that climate change could be most profound driver of inequity globally, within Australia and across generations
  • Publicised BZE NT Energy Futures report including standed asset and other risks in backing gas
  • Welcomed NT Labor endorsement of $20billion 10GW solar export plan
  • Noted that China already has 426,000 electric buses; Australia has 26
  • Highlighted CSIRO Australian National Outlook indicating transition to clean energy cheapest option for Australia's ageing power system, and backing EV transition for transport
  • Noted commencement of pilot Victorian solar rebate program for rental properties
  • Publicised release of March 2019 APVI solar maps including 51 postcodes with 50%+ solar homes; 500+ with 33%+; 1000+ with 25%+

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December 2018

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December 2017

November 2017

  • Publicised developments on plan to export Pilbara clean energy to Asia

  • Highlighted report via LEAN Vic on risks of ecosystem collapse w continued mountain ash logging
  • Publicised NSW Labor leader Luke Foley statements on environment as core to Labor values and achievements
  • Welcomed NT Labor policy development for 50+% renewables by 2030
  • Publicised EJA figures on toxic materials emissions from Liddell power station
  • Numerous tweets emphasising importance of Qld LAbor win for environment inc Qld Conservation Council endorsement of policy
  • Emphasised human health impacts of Nats undermining Murray-Darling water
  • Endorsed Richard Marles MP comments on importance of Pacific to Aust security and Aust gov climate inaction undermining same
  • Publicised 200th Labor branch (to that point) endorsing LEAN's stronger environment laws campaign
  • Welcomed LEAN co-founder Kristina Keneally as Bennelong candidate
  • Welcomed Qld Labor enviro and clean energy commitments including 1GW of publicly owned renewables, no public $ for Adani, and restoring tree clearing controls

October 2017

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August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

  • Condemned ScoMo threat to blackmail States into removing bans, limits on fracking
  • Publicised Framework for national climate and health strategy 
  • Welcomed Luke Foley NSW announcement on public investment in renewables
  • Attacked Josh Frydenberg making a joke of loss of snow cover due to climate change in HoR June 19
  • Publicised launch and progress of LEAN Qld campaign for publicly owned renewable energy and storage 
  • Noted ANU study on SA pumped hydro
  • Tweeted Labor speeches in HoR on clean energy MPI 14 June
  • Publicised LEAN's position statement on Finkel report response
  • Publicised BMW statement on Fed govt inaction on vehicle emissions standards and EVs
  • Highlighted mapping of predicted flooding with sea level rise of 0.74 metres
  • Welcomed Jay Weatherill announcement dumping nuclear dump
  • Highlighted California hitting 80% renewable electricity (67% without hydro) 

May 2017

  • Publicised Labor opposition to CEFC money for coal
  • Promoted Joel Fitzgibbon FOI action on coalition agreement and climate
  • Promoted research on climate change and inequality
  • Promoted new mapping on sea level rise risk for coastal Australia
  • Opposed proposals for Adani royalty holiday
  • Opposed proposal for Export Finance and Insurance Corporation loan to Souh African coal mine (!!!)
  • Publicised UK LEAN (SERA) policy submissions and successes
  • Welcomed success of ARENA solar round and noted Labor and LEAN role in saving ARENA grants
  • Publicised S&P report: Aust stock market world's most exposed to carbon risk, stranded assets
  • Highlighted Bill Shorten MP Budget reply commitments to climate action, renewables investment, EIS, doubling indigenous rangers
  • Noted axing of National Climate Adaptation Research Facility funding and intention to scrap Climate Change Authority in Budget 2017
  • Noted Vic govt and AGL conclusions that new renewables + storage now cheaper than new peaking gas
  • Publicised Federal Labor backing NAIF money for Townsville hydro power not Adani railway
  • Publicised ARENA investment priorities inc RE exports
  • Publicised CSIRO development for hydrogen / ammonia / hydrogen inc for export

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

  • Publicised ANU study on feasibility of wind; solar and hydro storage grid
  • Publicised Bill Shorten energy policy speech and other statements confirming Labor's 50% by 2030 commitment
  • Welcomed passage of Vic Climate Act
  • Noted APRA warning on climate and responsibilities of banks, investment managers
  • Publicised Joel Fitzgibbon comments re Hunter and energy transition
  • Publicised analysis that Turnbull govt new coal power stations would push up power prices
  • Tweeted regularly on Turnbull government's false misleading and deceptive behaviour in House of Representatives question time (most popular, Scott Morrison's Great Block of Coal Swindle )

January 2017

December 2016

  • Contrasted UK Conservatives support for UK Climate Change Act to Victorian Libs opposition to updating Vic Climate Change Act including targets on emissions cuts 
  • Backed CFMEU, AMWU calls for focus on worker safety in heatwave conditions
  • Highlighted reports of Australia as worst performing developed country on habitat loss
  • Highlighted Wentworth Group Accounting for Nature report of trial of environmental accounts
  • Highlighted Federal Labor opposition to public funding for Adani’s Galilee Basin coal mine
  • Noted announcement that Delhi metro trains to be 100% renewable powered by mid 2017
  • Noted proposal for export of WA solar energy to Indonesia
  • Noted launch of ACT electric vehicle plan; highlighted London commitment to zero emissions vehicles including buses
  • Highlighted reports backing Federal Labor’s proposed energy emissions intensity scheme to save consumers money including CSIRO and Energy Networks Australia
  • Welcomed election of LEAN National Organiser Ella Factor to Labor National Policy Forum

November 2016

  • Highlighted LEAN annual conference
  • Condemned NSW Lib / Nat government repeal of Labor’s landclearing protections and welcomed NSW Labor commitment to reinstate them
  • Highlighted Senate Committee report recommending comprehensive energy transition plan including energy transition authority just transitions
  • Highlighted ANU modelling of possible shape of Australian electricity market with 100% renewables
  • Noted Vic Climate Change Bill 2016 including net zero 2050 target and interim targets
  • Welcomed Victorian Labor introducing ban on fracking
  • Defended renewable energy against continued efforts by Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce to blame renewables for blackouts when SA storm knocked down multiple transmission towers
  • Live tweeted National Environmental Law Association conference including:
    • Big picture on climate from Tim Flannery
    • Updates on APEEL review of environmental law - technical papers due for release January 2017
    • Reviews of Environmental Protection Authority structures in Vic, NSW, WA
    • Corporate law liability and climate risks
    • Restorative justice approaches and environmental law
    • Abandoned mine rehabilitation
    • Lack of security of funding and legal status for Indigenous Protected Areas and rangers program
    • Retrograde moves in NSW biodiversity protection including re conservation on private land
    • Importance of EDOs and merits review in environmental law
    • Tweets from ACTU Just Transitions conference
    • Noted NSW climate plan doesn’t include 2030 targets or mention landclearing.
    • Highlighted launch of Beyond Zero Emissions electric vehicles report

October 2016 

  • Highlighted Peter Garrett speech on Labor environment leadership and LEAN
  • Defended renewable energy against efforts by Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce to blame renewables for blackouts when SA storm knocked down multiple transmission towers
  • Noted Dutch railways aiming for 100% renewable energy by 2017
  • LEAN Queensland reports on achievements at Qld Labor Conference 2016
  • Celebrated ACT Labor renewed mandate for 100% renewable energy
  • Featured pro-clean energy speeches from Labor members in House of Representatives debate (Oct 12)
  • Noted climate resilience focus in Vic draft infrastructure strategy 
  • Highlighted Queensland draft report on credible pathways to 50% renewables showing cost neutral
  • Highlighted commitment to renewable energy targets in WA Labor platform

September 2016

  • Defended renewable energy against efforts by Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce, media sections to blame renewables for blackouts when SA storm knocked down multiple transmission towers
  • Highlighted need for just transitions in context of Hazelwood power station closure
  • Welcomed Labor saving $800million of ARENA funding and noted Labor MPs acknowledgment of LEAN role in achieving it

August 2016

  • Noted Climate Change Authority recommended electricity emissions intensity scheme; questioned if Craig Kelly MP would allow it
  • Celebrated Victorian Labor Government banning fracking
  • Publicly called for support for ARENA funding following private representations and Senate submission
  • Publicised Northern Territory Labor climate and environment commitments

July 2016

  • Contested Lib/Murdoch media scare campaign against SA renewables
  • Publicised Felicity Wade article on climate and environment in Labor values and role of climate courage in Federal Labor's return to form

May - June 2016

  • Publicised Labor's strongest ever Federal environment policy including commitment to consider national Environment Protection Authority
  • Publicised Federal Labor's climate policies 
  • Celebrated ScoMo's attack ad against LEAN
  • Worked with Labor candidates across Australia - including launching LEAN Townsville with Cathy O'Toole, Labor's narrowest win

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