Victoria leads on the way forward for solar and renewables
Solar Citizens welcomes the news that Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has committed to reintroducing a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET).
“After the Federal Government took a wrecking ball to the Federal Target late last week, it’s encouraging to see leadership coming from State Governments on renewable energy,” said Solar Citizens National Director Claire O’Rourke.
“Premier Andrews is making job creation in renewable energy and lowering the cost of living a top priority - it’s an ambitious move, but also a sensible one for Victoria.”
“This Target would help create jobs, lower family's power bills and allow people to produce their own clean energy.”
“Where the Federal Government is lacking a sensible approach on renewable energy, it is only logical that State Governments should step in to make sure jobs and investment are created.”
“We’re already seeing a rooftop revolution across Victoria, with more than 214,000 solar households.”
“These families have already saved about $120 million on their power bills.”
“Australians are demanding leadership on renewable energy, they want to see more solar, not less and a VRET could help millions of Victorians go solar,” Ms O’Rourke said.
Claire O’Rourke is available for comment
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