SA Plan to Bring States Together Welcome As Federal Government Refuses to Back Responsible Clean Energy Plan
Solar Citizens has welcomed South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill’s call for the states to jointly create a Clean Energy Target following reports the Federal Government is signaling it will wash its hands of responsibility for energy policy.
“Australians want sensible policies to deliver clean and affordable energy so it’s welcome to see South Australia offering to work with other states on a Clean Energy Target, given the Federal Government appears to refuse to take responsibility,” Claire O’Rourke National Director of Solar Citizens said.
“South Australia’s leadership on renewable energy with storage is putting the Federal Government to shame and it’s welcome news that South Australia is looking to bring states together around a joint energy plan,” Ms O’Rourke said.
“Renewable energy and storage is now the cheapest form of new electricity. The time is now for a plan to use Australia’s abundant sun, wind and waves to power our nation. If the Federal Government walks away from any national clean energy target, this transition will be held back and push up power prices for everyone,” Ms O’Rourke said.
“It’s outrageous that the people running the country can’t come up with sensible policies for clean and affordable power and seem to be to busy playing politics in Canberra to act,” Ms O’Rourke said.
Solar Citizens with GetUp! jointly commissioned the Homegrown Power Plan which puts forward policies to transition Australia to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Article courtesy of www.solarcitizens.org.au