ACT powers ahead towards 100% renewable energy by 2020
Solar Citizens has welcomed the ACT Government’s commitment to solar and renewables after a report was tabled advising they are closing in on their greenhouse gas emissions goals for 2020.
Solar Citizens Campaigns Director, Dan Scaysbrook, said the ACT achievement demonstrated the benefits of increasing opportunities for rooftop solar which helps households reduce their power bills.
“More than 16,000 ACT households have transformed their homes into renewable energy powerhouses. They generate close to 45MW of clean energy while saving money.
“The Turnbull Government should look closely at what’s been achieved in the ACT and follow its lead by setting an ambitious national goal for renewable energy.
“We can and should do more as a nation to grow renewables and solar. The ACT is leading the way with a 100% renewables target by 2025 and there have been several days when renewables have met all electricity demand in South Australia.
“Recent polling by Essential Research shows that 71% of Australians want more emphasis on solar power, not less.
“Australians want to embrace a bright future for renewable energy and be part of the solar revolution. It’s about time political leaders across the board delivered on this vision,” he said.
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