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Peter Gardner:
The Renewable Energy Party is being reorganised – with a Gippsland Interest

The Renewable Energy Party became leaderless after the poor showing of its 18 candidates.

By Portal Admin - 2nd August 2017 - Back to News

Local historian and climate activist Peter Gardner has been appointed the Secretary and Registered Officer of the Renewable Energy Party (REP). The party became leaderless after the poor showing of its 18 candidates, of whom Gardner was one, in last years’ Federal Election. This was understandable as the party had barely been registered when the election was called and failed to make any impression in the media at all which tended to concentrate almost solely on the major parties.

The party has re-established its website and is having a membership drive. The party has very strong policies on renewable energy and is the only single issue climate party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission. Other office bearers include Jack Gilding of Hobart and James Moylan of Lismore (Party Agent). More news can be found on the REP facebook page.

Gardner has been a renewable energy advocate for many years, first at Ensay where his house was powered by wind and solar energy, and more recently in Bairnsdale. He has been a tireless advocate for action on climate change for many years and in the last 10 years has been a candidate in six elections at all levels of government – mostly as a 'climate independent' but in last years' Federal election as a representative of the REP. Gardner blogs twice weekly on climate and renewable energy matters relating to Gippsland and has been doing so for two and a half years. He is best known for his place name series on Gippsland and his trilogy on the Gunai/Kurnai people. All his recent historical and political work can be viewed on his website.


Peter Gardner 03 5153 0705 mob. 0435 673 864

James Moylan 02 6621 8419

Jack Gilding 0407 486 651


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