Labor‘s challenge to the Liberals to propel NSW into a renewable future - Solar Citizens

Labor‘s challenge to the Liberals to propel NSW into a renewable future

Thursday, 28 February: Solar Citizens today welcomes NSW Labor's at least 50 per cent renewable by 2030 target as a big leap forward for the state.

"Labor’s target to propel the responsible transition to renewables with storage will reposition NSW as a world-class, forward thinking state," said Joseph Scales, Solar Citizens' National Director.

"With an upgrade to smart, renewable technology, NSW can have it all: cheap, affordable and reliable energy.

"NSW voters are calling out for all sides of politics to prepare for the future, but we're still yet to see more than hot air from the Liberal National parties. Currently, the NSW Government has no renewable target to act as a replacement for the national large-scale RET when it ends in 2020.

“Transitioning NSW to clean energy would unlock more than 20,000 full-time jobs and billions of dollars worth of investment,” said Mr Scales.

“The state’s tired coal clunkers will soon be reaching the end of their lives, so we can’t afford to sit on our hands. All parties need to plan for the responsible and inevitable transition.”

This election, Solar Citizens are calling for policies which will enable more New South Wales residents to power their lives with renewables. The campaign has seen some success with all major parties having announced policies for the expansion of residential solar pv; and Labor adopting a plan to see 9GW of new renewable generation installed across the state over a decade.

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