ABBOTT CONTINUES SCARE CAMPAIGN TO KILL RENEWABLE ENERGY SUCH AS SOLAR
Comments by Prime Minister Tony Abbott at a press conference today show he is committed to trying to destroy renewable energy and the power savings it delivers to Australian households, according to Solar Citizens.
Campaigns Director Dan Scaysbrook said it was disappointing the Federal Government spoke of the fundamental importance of helping people with the cost of living, yet it ideologically refused to support rooftop solar that lowered energy bills.
“Prime Minister Tony Abbott is standing in the way of what Australians want most -- a healthy and growing future for renewable energy,” he said.
“There are already 1 million households generating their own affordable, clean energy from rooftop solar. A recent survey of these solar households found they were saving up to 60% on the cost of their power bills.
“The goal of 50% renewable energy as part of the power mix by 2030 is realistic, achievable and in the best interests of consumers.
“The way we use energy is changing, with families and businesses reaping the benefits of lower power bills and energy independence.
“We need leaders with an comprehensive plan to make sure power bills go down, not up.
“Australia needs the growth in new investment, innovation and jobs that renewable energy can bring the nation -- if our leaders can get behind it with their support.
“We urge the Abbott Government to bring bipartisan support to the 50% renewable energy goal by 2030, to show Australians that they will deliver sensible policies that are in the national interest,” he said.
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