Global warming, caused by excess levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), is a
serious threat to the future of our planet and urgently needs action. The plethora of scientific research
informing climate change is easily available on the internet. You can read Peter's contributions to this
debate by going to the "Chamber Collection" in the House of Representatives Hansard and using the search term "climate change"
and "global warming". Peter also talks about climate change in his newspaper columns and newsletters (see Media Centre page). Below are some examples of his work on this
- "Easy winner, thanks to straight talking", Alan Ramsey, Sydney Morning Herald, 17/2/2007
what is going on? A cosy climate of mates, nudges and winks—the talking up of nuclear with the help of the
fossil mafia and nuclear energy interests, the talking up of unproven clean coal, the stripping of solar research
funding and the closing of the Energy Research and Development Corporation" Peter Andren, Hansard, 13/02/07
- "Strewth, you wouldn't believe he said it", Alan Ramsey, Sydney Morning Herald, 10/2/2007
- "My question is to the Prime Minister. Is the Prime Minister aware of a confidential
cooperative research centre report by five CSIRO scientists which reportedly states that solar thermal technology
has the capacity to produce Australia’s entire current electricity demand and could be cost competitive with
coal within seven years?" Peter Andren, Hansard, 7/02/07
- "Today I grieve for the
failure…to put in place meaninful targets for alternative energy development and greenhouse gas
reduction..." Peter Andren, Hansard, 4/9/06
- "This bill represents
another lost opportunity for this government to get serious about supporting renewable energy sources for the
benefit of future generations of Australians..." Peter Andren, Hansard, 20/6/06
On 20 June
2006 the Government gagged yet another debate, this time on the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2006,
so depriving Peter and other MPs the opportunity to speak on this issue of national and global
Peter had to request his written speech on this bill be incorporated into the Hansard record.
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