Solar Supercharge: National Action Summit for Clean Energy 13-15 February, Brisbane - Solar Citizens

Solar Supercharge: National Action Summit for Clean Energy 13-15 February, Brisbane

Hundreds of community members from across Australia will gather in Brisbane next week for a first-of-its kind three-day event promoting a clean energy future for Australia.

Claire O’Rourke, National Director for event organiser Solar Citizens, said Solar Supercharge will spark the next phase of a grassroots, Australia-wide campaign to put solar and renewables at the top of the agenda in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

“Poll after poll demonstrates a strong and enduring support for renewable energy from everyday people across all political persuasions,” Ms O’Rourke said.

“People love solar and are concerned about the economy, jobs and the cost of living. Renewable energy will generate jobs and economic growth, drive down the cost of living by reducing power bills and help build a modern, innovative power system.

“The 2016 election is shaping up as a critical opportunity for Australian political leaders to demonstrate they have the vision and willpower for the nation to grasp the opportunities of the global renewable energy boom and enjoy the local benefits.

“Our political leaders are on notice: solar votes have the power to decide the next election.

“Householders want a fair deal on solar and they place politicians in all electorates across Australia on notice. The gathering in Brisbane next week is the first step towards the bright future for clean energy voters want to see,” she said.

What: Solar Supercharge National Action Summit for a Clean Energy Future
When: 13-15 February
Where: Brisbane, Queensland
Program highlights include:
• Claire O’Rourke, Solar Citizens National Director
• Simon Hackett, Executive Chairman of the Redflow board, on disrupting the system - the coming battery storage revolution
• Political Forum featuring Shadow Minister for the Environment Mark Butler (via video), Independent Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus And Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters (Mon 15 Feb)
• Miriam Lyons, policy analyst and Clean Energy Campaigner at GetUp! on understanding Australia’s renewable energy policies
Sponsors: Queensland University of Technology, GoZero, Roofjuice, GetUp and Greenpower

Media are welcome to attend Plenary Sessions and Political Forum. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Media contact: Jane Garcia 0434 489 533