Negotiations between Labor and the Government have broken down – the Renewable Energy Target remains in limbo.

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Adelaide Save Solar Community Forum attracted over 250 passionate solar supporters in the marginal electorate of Hindmarsh last week.

Home & business owners expressed outrage at the attack on renewables.

“We’ve tried to do the right thing in our community but this uncertainty is really hurting us” said Adelaide Solar Systems.

“The Renewable Energy Target has been a huge success at zero cost to the federal budget. Why would you do this?” said Finn Peacock from Solar Quotes.

Christine Milne expressed appreciation for the strong support. “People all over Australia are enthusiastic about solar power and angry with the Abbott Government’s attack on the Renewable Energy Target.”

Hindmarsh, Adelaide Save Solar Community Forum - 19 Nov

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The Abbott Government has an agenda to axe the Renewable Energy Target Review and decimate the solar industry.

The Australian Solar Council is running a marginal seats campaign to Save Solar and Save the Renewable Energy Target.

“What we’ve found is today we have the most radical anti-renewables prime minister in Australian history, completely out of touch with the people of Australia on this issue, wanting to make it harder for people to cut their power bills by installing solar. And this is just not what the people thought they were voting for, and certainly not what they want.”

John Grimes, CEO Australian Solar Council

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Responses from the major political parties
The Liberals
(No comment has been received)
Labor
The Renewable Energy Target will allow even more Australians to access low cost clean energy in the future. Labor policies have been a clear success and we continue to fully support the RET.
The Greens
The Australian Greens are committed to support The Solar Council in its campaign to Save Solar in the West Australian senate by-election on 5 April. Not only do the Greens commit to retaining the RET in its current form but we want to see it expanded so that Australia can reach 100% clean energy generation as soon as possible.
Palmer United Party
“…I believe the RET scheme should remain as is. It worries me when the Government says everything is on the table in reviewing the RET. In 2015/16 household solar will save Australians more than it costs.” Dio Wang, Senate Candidate

Click on the images below to see our info-graphics on household solar and the RET.

Save Solar Campaign - WA Senate Election

We made solar and the Renewable Energy Target one of the key election issues in the March WA Senate Election. Visit our WA campaign page to find out more.

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