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Spontaneous voter revolt against government RET threat spooks MPs

Spontaneous campaigns have emerged against Coalition Members of Parliament calling on them to abandon plans to cut the Renewable Energy Target, resulting in strong pressure on senior government members and backbenchers alike.

Hundreds of solar businesses demand government keeps RET

Media Release

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.

Australians want more solar and renewables says new poll

Media Release

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.

Australians urge Government to reject changes to RET

Media Release

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.

Community reacts to government out of touch on solar energy

Media release

18 August 2014

Thousands of community members will gather across Australia this week to send a message to key senators and the government that they need to stand up to the big power companies and secure the future of the Renewable Energy Target.

Solar users condemn RET review ‘anti-solar panel’, submit 5200 copies of 2012 Report

Media Release

20 May 2014

Individual Solar Citizens have sent more than 5,200 copies of the 2012 Climate Change Authority’s review of the Renewable Energy Target to the new review panel, to highlight the unnecessary and wasteful nature of the latest review.

Newman decision puts QLD solar families at mercy of energy retailers, Solar Owners Say

Media Release

06 March 2014

Solar Citizens, a community voice for current and future solar owners, condemns the Newman Government’s decision to kill the 8 cent feed-in tariff, which will hurt the 40,000 families and jeapordise the growth of Queensland solar.

Solar for Public Housing Needs to be a Supported By All Parties in SA, Solar Owners say

Media Release

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.

Solar Owner Group Condemns Renewable Energy Target Review Panel

Media Release

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.

Solar advocates travel to Canberra to tell politicians: Don’t Tax the Sun!

Media Release

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.