Keep Solar Strong: Protect the Renewable Energy Target
Australia's Renewable Energy Target is under attack from big industry.
The government's review of the Target by a hand-picked panel of fossil fuel suporters has reported back suggesting that the Target be cut or axed altogether - doing this will cost Australian households, prevent the creation of 18,000 solar jobs and billions of dollars in investment.
Already more than 25,000 Australians have signed this petition! In August we delivered it in Canberra to Coalition MPs Sarah Henderson and Warren Entsch, showing the government that people across the nation want the Renewable Energy Target protected.
But people are telling us that they still want to sign the petition so we're continuing to gather signatures. We will be sending updates to government ministers and MPs, as well as key cross bench senators including the Palmer United Party's Glenn Lazarus, Jacqui Lambie and Dio Wang and Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party's Ricky Muir, telling them just how loud the call to protect the Target has become.
Do you love renewable energy and want to see it grow? Then sign our petition below to ask the federal government to protect the Renewable Energy Target and make sure Australia's solar is strong for all of us.
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Dear Prime Minister Abbott and members of the Australian government,
Australians love renewable energy.
The Renewable Energy Target has already helped 3.5 million Australians install solar, take back control of their power bills and do their bit for the environment. Millions more want to do the same.
Renewable energy means more jobs, more investment, more regional development.
We are concerned that members of the panel established to review the Target are compromised by their strong links to the fossil fuel industry.
Mr Abbott, Australians want more renewable energy - not less. Please extend and expand the Renewable Energy Target.