04 September 2014
Close to 500 solar businesses representing 3,700 employees have 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 today.
01 September 2014
A new poll has found that that 70 per cent of Australians want more emphasis put on solar power generation.
The poll conducted by Essential Research also shows that people think renewables are the best form of power generation when it comes to the economy, jobs and the cost of power.
28 August 2014
The Warburton Renewable Energy Target Review’s recommendations to effectively axe the Target has been called farcical today by solar advocacy group Solar Citizens, who say it is well out of step with the vast majority of community members who want more solar energy.
04 March 2014
Following today’s announcement that, if re-elected, the South Australia Labor Government would pilot a program to install solar panels in public housing, Solar Citizens, a community voice for current and future solar owners, commends the government - but also asks that the Liberal party make such a commitment.
17 February 2014
Greg Hunt’s announcement today of a review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) sends worrying signals about the government’s commitment to renewable energy, with the chair of the review panel a known sceptic of measures to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels, say Solar Citizens, a community voice for solar.
02 December 2013
While the conversations about climate are focussed on the carbon price, a group of 20 solar advocates are travelling to Canberra on Monday, 2 December, to send a different message to politicians about energy consumption in Australia - presenting a petition of over 25,000 Australians asking politicians to not tax the sun.