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Heat from native forest burning ain’t clean

Heat from native forest burning ain’t clean

Labor and the Liberals must reject a push from the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) to allow renewable energy credits from the burning of native forests for direct heat energy, say the Greens.

“The only way to increase Australia’s clean energy capacity is with actual clean energy like solar and wind,” said the Australian Greens forest spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Boost for tourism in the home of the Leadbeater’s Possum

Boost for tourism in the home of the Leadbeater’s Possum

The Greens have pledged $3 million of federal funds to invest in the tourism potential of Victoria’s Central Highlands region and its precious forests.

“The Greens’ vision is to invest in tourism attractions and services that showcase the incredible natural environment of the region,” said Victorian Senator and leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale.

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Logging native of forests fails the test, time to end RFA destruction

Janet Rice 1 Mar 2016

Logging native of forests fails the test, time to end RFA destruction

Tasmania’s failure to get obtain Forest Stewardship Council certification should signal the end of Tasmania’s Regional Forest Agreements, say the Greens.

“Forestry Tasmania are kidding themselves if they think they currently deserve Forest Stewardship Council certification,” said the Australian Greens forests spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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