Petitioning Minister for Industry and Science The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP and 9 others

Please reject burning and subsidising of native forest wood as renewable energy

Burning native forest wood for energy is not clean, renewable or green. Australian Government policy is currently not to allow renewable energy subsidies for native forest wood, but this is under threat. Further, logging native forest makes it MORE fire prone. It does NOT reduce risk.
The woodchipping industry views burning native forest for electricity as a lifeline to enable continued destruction of Australia’s native forests as traditional markets for woodchips have collapsed. Protecting native forests is the quickest, safest and cheapest way to help stop climate change

Letter to
Minister for Industry and Science The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt MP
Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water The Hon Mark Butler
and 7 others
Senator Dio Wang
Senator Jacquie Lambie
Senator Glenn Lazarus
Senator John Madigan
Senator David Leyonhjelm
Senator Ricky Muir
Senator Nick Xenophon
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Greg Hunt MP.

Burning native forest wood for energy is not clean, renewable or green. Australia does not currently allow renewable energy subsidies for native forest wood, but this is under threat. Adding native forest residues to the RET will not combat climate change and will be at the expense of genuine renewables such as solar and wind. The woodchipping industry views burning native forest for electricity as a lifeline to subsidise continued destruction of Australia’s native forests as traditional markets for woodchips have collapsed. Protecting native forests is the quickest, safest and cheapest way to help stop climate change.
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Sincerely,