The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) just released their controversial plan to allow solar households to be charged for exporting their cheap, clean energy to the grid. The good news is State Energy Ministers have the power to intervene, but so far they've been silent on the AEMC's draft decision. It's critical that they hear from you.
Use the form below to find your Energy Minister's number and let us know how the call went.
You'll most likely to talk to a staffer. Remember to be polite and let them know you'd like to pass on a message for your Energy Minister.
Hear are some suggested talking points for your call:
- Ask your Energy Minister to use their power to intervene on the solar export charges.
- Rooftop solar benefits all energy consumers by providing cheap, local energy to the grid and bringing down wholesale power prices.
- It is unfair to charge solar homes and businesses when big coal and gas generators don't have to pay for pumping electricity into the network.
- Solar households should be rewarded for the economic, environmental and health benefits they provide, especially as feed-in tariffs are dropping.
- The rule change doesn't include protections for solar consumers.