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Protecting the Renewable Energy Target opportunity helps Aussies and the planet

Solar Citizens is calling on the Federal Government to abandon its attempt to cut the Renewable Energy Target following the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

Critical decisions on solar policy should be made in best interests of entire community, not vested interests of big power companies

Comments by AGL Chief executive Michael Fraser that the Renewable Energy Target should be scrapped show how out of step the big power companies are with the majority of community members who want more solar energy.

Stop the spin, get back to bipartisanship on solar and renewables

The Federal government’s opening gambit in negotiations on the Renewable Energy Target is little more than the ‘Warburton Report in sheep’s clothing’, according to community solar group Solar Citizens.

Premier Newman Should Recognise Power of Solar to Deliver Electricity Bill Savings

The best way for Queenslanders to save on their household power bills is to keep the full Renewable Energy Target and introduce more solar-friendly energy policies at a state level, according to Solar Citizens.

Support for solar can tackle NSW energy affordability crisis

Supporting households to go solar is the best way to tackle the energy affordability crisis in NSW says Solar Citizens.

Parties must commit to keeping full RET to save households money

Solar Citizens has welcomed media reports today that Federal Cabinet has rejected the flawed Warburton review into the Renewable Energy Target but warns the best way for Australians to save on their household power bills is to keep the full Renewable Energy Target.

Inquiry into ‘gold plating’ of power networks good news

Solar Citizens has welcomed the establishment yesterday of a Senate Inquiry into the allegation that ‘gold plating’ of Australia's electricity networks is artificially driving up the cost of electricity.

Rally for renewables brings thousands to politicians’ doors

2,000 renewable energy workers, businesses, solar owners and supporters descended on electorate offices in every state and territory around the country today to protest the Federal Government’s attempt to hurt jobs and families by attacking the Renewable Energy Target.

Federal Government should learn from SA solar revolution and keep the Renewable Energy Target

Solar Citizens has welcomed the South Australian Government’s announcement today that it will soon exceed its target of 33% of energy generated from renewable sources such as solar and wind.

WA businesses demand Federal government keep Renewables Target

123 West Australian solar businesses have signed a letter calling on the Federal Government to back jobs and investment in the solar industry by maintaining the Renewable Energy Target.