The following policy commitments from the Greens are taken from the green groups election scorecard (first version) dated October 20, 2010:
- Greens policy aims for a minimum reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 40% below 1990 levels by 2020.
- The Greens have a target of 30 % renewable energy by 2020 nationally and want Victoria to achieve at least 40%.
- The Greens have a strong commitment and track record of advocating for a gross feed‐in tariff for small scale renewable energy including solar and micro wind.
There are extra details on The Greens approach to renewables in their Energy Policy (available here).
In this policy the Party says that it will work towards the maximum use of renewable energy for all power purposes.
The Australian Greens Victoria will work towards:
Maximising the use of renewable energy, by:
• Extending the transmission system
• Working with all stakeholders to achieve demand reductions.
• Developing an energy retrofit strategy for existing buildings.
• Providing structural adjustment assistance for rural and regional consumers.
• Supporting the production of biofuels by farmers for use as tractor fuels.
• Ending the burning of woodchips from native forests.
• Supporting independent fuel distributors, and assisting the development of markets for alternative fuels such as LPG, methanol, waste stream diesel and fuels from biomass.
• Facilitating the connection of small-scale distributed electricity generation.
• Using revenue raised through a levy on the transmission of energy to finance the restructuring of the power sector.