AUSTRALIANS BACK GOAL OF AT LEAST 50% RENEWABLES BY 2030
Labor’s renewed commitment today to embrace clean energy and set a goal of at least 50% of renewable energy by 2030 is supported by the majority of Australians.
A recent Essential Research poll found 65% of Australians approve of a national target of generating at least 50% of Australia’s power from renewable energy by 2030, while only 16% disapprove.
Solar Citizens Campaigns Director Dan Scaysbrook said the community had long been calling for more support to grow solar and renewable energy across the nation.
“The Australian community believes in solar and renewables as the smart way of meeting our energy needs now and for ensuring a robust and thriving economy,” he said.
“In setting a new ambitious standard for renewable energy, the Prime Minister would be on a vote winner with the poll showing that 55% of people say they would be more likely to vote for a party that increased Government support for renewable energy.
“Renewable energy from the sun can give Australians control over their power bills, help drive innovation and generate thousands of good local jobs,”
“There’s a global renewables boom taking place and Australia may miss out if we don’t act now to lift our renewable energy ambition. A goal of at least 50 per cent renewables by 2030 would not only slash electricity costs, but would help create 20,000 jobs in the next 15 years.
“Australians want political leadership that can deliver cleaner, cheaper energy from solar. They have been promised a new era of support for renewables energy such as solar and now they want urgent action,” Mr Scaysbrook said.
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