Rally calls for action on renewables

More than 100 people rallied for renewable energy outside the COAG Energy Council meeting in Melbourne on April 20.

The Yes 2 Renewables campaign called the snap rally to demand greater action on renewable energy and climate change. The rally urged state energy ministers to reject the federal government's dodgy energy policy, the National Energy Guarantee, which would end investment in renewable energy and lock in polluting coal and gas.

While the federal Coalition government tries to bully the states into a bad deal on climate change, the Victorian Liberal opposition has pledged to scrap the Victorian Renewable Energy Target if elected, a stance that would destroy a plan to create thousands of jobs and cut emissions.