I have also written two to a couple of our crossbench senators (Ricky Muir and John Madigan) here in Victoria who will be influential during the upcoming vote in the Senate for the repeal of the price on carbon pollution.
Obviously, I want it to remain, as it has lowered our country’s greenhouse gas emissions during the two years it has been law.
So, here is the contents of one of the emails that I sent to the newly instated Senator Ricky Muir (Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party). Thanks to the ACF for some of the words.
Dear Senator Ricky Muir,
I live in Melton West, Victoria. I am a proud father of four wonderful children, and I am expecting my first grandchild this year.
I am also the proud owner of a Honda Civic Hybrid car that gets 4.6 L per 100 Km. This fuel efficiency is truly amazing. So many of my friend don’t even realise it is a hybrid car until the engine turns off at the lights!
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if Australia had fuel efficiency laws similar to that of the USA. It would promote the production cars like this in the Australian manufacturing sector.
I was very pleased two years ago when the Australian Government introduced a price on carbon. This was a great step forward to protect our future generation.
With the price on carbon pollution just turning two it’s already kicked so many goals on every level.
I remember when after only one year we found out that emissions from electricity had dropped by over 6 per cent. On its second birthday, we’ve seen a 37 per cent rise in renewable energy, like wind and solar! That’s incredible, and it makes me proud to call myself an Australian.
It was such great news to hear that the RET, the CEFC and the Climate Change Authority might be safe. But it’s worrying to hear that our price on carbon pollution isn’t being offered the same level of protection – especially when it’s achieved so much.
The price on carbon pollution is working hard to protect our future. I urge you to act in the best interests of the Australian people and not drop the ball on climate action now.
Please stick up for our climate and support the price on pollution.
You can find each of your senator’s email addresses at this link; http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Senators/
I find that an email is good and gets the message across, however I am also going write a handwritten letter to each of them because a handwritten letter has more impact.
So what are you waiting for? If you care about our children and grandchildren’s future, please take a couple of minutes out of your busy day and send through an email to your state senators. People power is the only way we are going to turn this thing around.