GOOD FOR THE GONG Episode 2. Building our Future

Monday, 26 February 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Abigail Boyd Greens NSW wants to keep our energy in public hands.



Produced by Vivien Langford


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Abigail Boyd - NSW Parliament -  Greens MLC  We talk about getting the Energy sector back into Public hands as we make the big transition from centralised utilities to a multiplicity of providers. Denmark leads the world in Wind Power with publicly owned energy. In the Netherlands it is illegal to privatize water or energy networks.


A Rally against Reckless Renewables  was held outside the Federal Parliament on its first day of sitting. Figures like Barnaby Joyce called for a suspension of wind and solar farms.  They want to end the ban on nuclear energy in Australia. John Grimes from the Smart Energy Council called out the toxic rhetoric and said "Its outrageous that David Littleproud is calling for a moratorium on renewables putting more than 60,000 Australian Renewable Energy Jobs under threat". We will delve into this some more next week.


Tim Buckley - Director Climate Energy Finance at IEEFA in converstaion with Sean O'Shannessy on Environmental as Anything : Please support his podcast. The IEEFA 2023 Roundup Report referred to in the conversation is here:

Far from the idea of reckless renewables Tim Buckley's topics are :

  • Bowen turbocharges renewables
  • The Net Zero Act in NSW and the move to renewables in Victoria and Queesland mean we are rocketting ahead.
  • China is zooming with 20 GW installed every month in new wind and solar
  • USA is spending $1 trillion to stimulate decarbonisation.


Music : Xavier Rudd - "Stoney Road"- Winner of the Environmental Music Prize 2023


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