Western Sydney Community Power Hub to Deliver Renewable Solutions Under Labor
Friday 10 May 2019: Solar Citizens today welcomes federal Labor’s announcement that they’ll support a Community Power Hub in Western Sydney to help diverse communities access renewable energy solutions in a bid to deal with energy stress.
“It’s so great to see that Western Sydney’s diverse communities will be able to access energy information in their own language and from a trusted source,” said Joseph Scales, Solar Citizens’ National Director.
“The hub will also be instrumental in getting community renewable energy projects off the ground, so that everyone has a chance to access clean, affordable energy.
“At the moment, a large proportion of Western Sydney residents face barriers to slashing their bills with rooftop solar because they live in rental properties or apartment blocks.
“Community energy projects, like solar gardens, allow members of the community to participate in the energy transition and see the cost-cutting benefits for themselves.”
In the lead up to the federal election, Solar Citizens is calling on all sides of politics to commit to initiatives to help everyone access clean and affordable renewable energy.
The Western Sydney Community Power Hub, championed by the Voices for Power campaign from the Sydney Alliance which includes Solar Citizens as a member group, is an exciting step in the right direction. Although, Solar Citizens is calling on all sides of politics to go further by mandating solar on all new homes and assisting 500,000 renters access solar.
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