Victorian state election – candidate Jenny Podesta’s attitudes to renewables and climate change

On 19.11.14 WATCH emailed Labor candidate Jenny Podesta a questionnaire about her attitudes to coal seam gas, coal, renewable energy and climate change. Her responses are as follows:

1. I support a permanent ban on any new coal and gas mining operations in key areas in Victoria.
Agree strongly [x] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Disagree strongly [ ]
Further comments: Nil

2. I support the government ruling out any further coal allocations or development of coal infrastructure.
Agree strongly [ ] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Disagree strongly [ ]
Further comments:
(Ms Podesta did not answer this question)

3. I support a re-write of the Coalition government’s VC82 anti-wind laws, and instead using a science based approach for locating wind energy infrastructure.
Agree strongly [x] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Disagree strongly [ ]
Further comments: Nil

4. I have a commitment to a state-based Renewable Energy Target (VRET) which would complement the existing national RET.
Agree strongly [x] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Disagree strongly [ ]
Further comments: I would be looking for the government actively work with communities and local government to encourage and support RE programs and initiatives.

5. I support putting strong, science based emissions reduction targets back into the Victorian Climate Change Act.
Agree strongly [x] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Disagree strongly [ ]
Further comments: Nil

6. I support re-starting negotiations for the phased shut down of the Hazelwood power station, and support replacing its capacity with renewable energy.
Agree strongly [x] Agree [ ] Neutral [ ] Disagree [ ] Disagree strongly [ ]
Further comments:

Advertisements

To leave a reply, please include your real name, position and/or institutional affiliation, followed by your comment. Comments not accompanied by these details will not be published.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s