RET works to reduce cost of living for all Australians - Solar Citizens

RET works to reduce cost of living for all Australians

Media reports today on the workings of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) are misleading, with evidence that the Target works to reduce power prices for all Australian consumers, according to Solar Citizens.

National Director Claire O’Rourke said the Government’s Warburton Review clearly showed rooftop solar and renewable energy helped reduce electricity prices for all households in the long-term - whether they had rooftop solar installed or not.

“The Prime Minister promised Australians a fresh start yesterday and there’s no better place to start than returning to bipartisan support for the full RET by 2020 with no changes,” Ms O’Rourke said.

“The current 41,000 gigawatt Target will deliver cheaper power prices for all Australians and create at least another 15,000 jobs in solar and renewables by 2020.

“More than 1.3 million Australian households have made the sensible choice and installed solar rooftop systems so they can generate clean energy and take control of their power bills.

“Most of those households are in lower and middle income suburbs, areas that are most vulnerable to power price rises.

“The Federal Government should support good policy, such as the Target, that allows more people to go solar.

“The Federal Government should end its unpopular attempts to destroy the Target, as it creates jobs, growth and investment, and works to reduce the price of electricity for all consumer,” Ms O’Rourke said.

Claire O’Rourke is available for interview

Media contact: Amy Gordon 0410 631 404