Close to 500 solar businesses representing 3,700 employees signed a letter calling on the Federal Government to back jobs and investment in the solar industry by maintaining the Renewable Energy Target.
The joint industry letter, coordinated by Solar Citizens and the Australian Solar Council and signed by 470 businesses, was accepted by Palmer United Party Senate Leader Senator Glenn Lazarus at Parliament House on Thursday.
News is rolling in from the hundreds of Cuppa Sunshine events underway around Australia this week. Participants are telling their local MPs and cross bench senators that they want the Renewable Energy Target kept strong.
We’ve heard about Cuppa Sunshine gatherings in parks, homes and workplaces all around Australia.
Here’s a taste of some of the activities...
The Solar Revolution briefers highlight the uptake of solar across the country, by State, Territory and Electorate as of July 2014. Here you can find the uptake of solar in your Electorate!
To find the Solar Briefer for your electorate click on your state:
To find the Solar Briefer for your state click here.
Where does your electorate rank compared to others? Click here to download a spreadsheet comparison of all 150 electorates and find out.
In January, energy retailer Simply Energy introduced a 14c-a-day levy on Victorian solar users as a blatant grab for money. It is a charge that brings total fixed fees to $400 a year for Simply Energy customers - an extra $51 on top of what non-solar customers pay!
Simply Energy appears to be the first retailer in the country singling out solar users with extra charges in this way. We’ve known it might be coming, and now it’s arrived.
Every trip to the mailbox brings another batch of postcard petitions. The tens of thousands of postcards ordered as part of our campaign to protect the Renewable Energy Target (RET) are flooding in.
Solar supporters across Australia have been taking the postcards to their family, friends, neighbours and colleagues asking them to support the Renewable Energy Target.