See how the sun will rise for New England – Homegrown Power Plan launch comes to Tamworth - Solar Citizens

See how the sun will rise for New England – Homegrown Power Plan launch comes to Tamworth

Following last week’s release of the annual Solar Citizens’ national ‘Solar Scorecard’, the people of New England have the opportunity to hear first-hand how they too can play a part in the great transition of our power systems at a launch event for the
Homegrown Power Plan in Tamworth.

“We really hope the local people of the New England electorate can turn out to our Homegrown Power Plan launch tomorrow (Thursday June 9) evening,” said Claire O’Rourke, National Director, Solar Citizens.

“It’s an incredibly timely event, especially given the ReachTel polling that emerged today viaThe Australia Institute. It revealed that almost three quarters of the federal electorate of NewEngland support Australia gradually transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2030 – a staggering, but not unexpected figure.

“This election, we want to make sure the people that are trying to represent the people of the area to make a firm commitment to a renewable energy future, for the jobs, growth and investment opportunities it brings, not to mention lower power bills and healthy communities too,” she said.

The Homegrown Power Plan is a comprehensive roadmap that sets out how we can transition Australia to the renewable future the majority of people in New England support.

The launch feature Nicky Ison, co author of the Homegrown Power Plan and Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) and Claire O’Rourke, the National Director of Solar Citizens.

“This event will give everyone a chance to hear about the latest economic and technical modelling and policy recommendations that could see Australia powered by 100% renewable power within a generation.”

All candidates for the seat of New England have been invited. Media are welcome to attend.

Claire O’Rourke is available for interview.

What: New England launch of the Homegrown Power Plan
Where: Cafe 2340, 15B White St, Tamworth, New South Wales
When: This Thursday 9 June @ 6:00pm
RSVP: By clicking here.

Last week’s release of the Solar Scorecard indicated that in the seat of New England, there are 17,730 people of voting age living in homes powered by the sun compared with 18,679 votes needed to swing the seat in the last federal election.

Media Contact: Andrew Bradley P: 0403 777 137 E: [email protected]