Weatherill backs low-cost renewable future for SA with 75% renewable target and Australia’s first storage target
Solar Citizens has welcomed Premier Jay Weatherill’s commitment to increasing South Australia’s renewable energy target to 75% by 2025 and implement Australia’s first renewable storage target if re-elected on March 17.
“Building more solar, wind and storage is the cleanest and lowest cost way to power South Australian homes and businesses. It’s fantastic that Premier Weatherill has committed to increasing South Australia’s renewable target and funding Australia’s first renewable storage target,” Dan Spencer South Australian campaigner with Solar Citizens said.
“Projects like Port Augusta’s solar thermal plant and the world’s biggest virtual power plant starting on housing trust homes put this target well within reach and importantly, it’s being backed up with targeted funding to achieve it,” Mr Spencer said.
Solar Citizens has been calling on all political parties to commit to increasing South Australia’s renewable target ahead of the South Australian election. So far, The Greens and Labor have committed to increasing the renewable target.
“Premier Weatherill’s commitment to increasing South Australia’s renewable energy target will be welcome news to the majority of South Australians who want to see the state’s abundant sun and wind harnessed with 21st century renewable technology,” Mr Spencer said.
“We’re urging Steven Marshall to drop the Liberal Party’s thoughtless plan to scrap South Australia’s renewable target,” Mr Spencer said.
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