Government needs to commit to strong renewable and solar policies - Solar Citizens

Government needs to commit to strong renewable and solar policies

Minister for Environment, Greg Hunt has announced that the Government will accelerate the battery storage launch in Australia but according to Solar Citizens more needs to be done.

Solar Citizens’ Campaigns Director Dan Scaysbrook said that the statement from environment minister Greg Hunt needs to be backed up by strong, supportive policies from the Federal Government.

“A good place for the Turnbull Government to start would be committing to goal of at least 50% renewable energy by 2030.

“Australians have been calling on the Government to act in support of renewable energy and solar power.

“Australians want more solar power and they know that renewable energy will create thousands of jobs, lower power bills for Australian families and help them generate clean energy from the sun.

“Battery storage is an important part of creating a strong solar future in Australia, but in order to undo some of the damage done by the Abbott Government’s ideological attacks on renewable energy, bipartisan support for a goal of at least 50 per cent renewables by 2030 is vital.

“Rhetoric around the need for action on renewables is all very well, but the proof is really in the pudding. Now these comments need to be backed up by strong policies.

“The government must now adopt strong, supportive policies on renewable energy and solar,” he said.

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