The future of solar and renewables in Australia is at risk and thousands of jobs along with it.
The Renewable Energy Target, a hugely successful policy which says that at least 20% of Australia’s energy should come from renewable sources by 2020, is under threat from the government who want to cut or axe it. This despite more than 80% of Australians being in favour of the Target.
Now is the time to act to make sure the government protects the Renewable Energy Target and the jobs, investment and growth it creates.
That’s why at noon on Friday, September 26, Solaray Energy will be supporting the National Rally for Renewables, an event where thousands of Australians will tell their Federal MP to protect the Renewable Energy Target.
Will you join us? RSVP to take part in the National Rally for Renewables on Friday, September 26
The Rally for Renewables will be held in major centres across Australia, with flagship events at key Cabinet ministers’ electorate offices in each state – see the full list here.
By coming together on September 26, we can show our politicians the real impact on jobs, small and large businesses and families that any cuts to the Target will have in local communities across Australia.
Will you attend the Rally for Renewables at your local MP’s office on Friday, September 26 in a national show of strength for renewables and the Renewable Energy Target? http://rallyforrenewables.com.
The Renewable Energy Target has been a hugely successful bipartisan policy since it was introduced by the Howard government in 2001.
For workers, any cut to the Target will mean thousands of jobs are lost, and at least another 18,000 jobs won’t be created to 2020. Hundreds of businesses, large and small, will be forced to close their doors.
It will be harder for consumers to go solar and take control of their power bills, with installation costs to skyrocket by 30-50% if the Target is cut. Is this what you want for Australia?
This is our chance to ensure a strong future for solar and renewables. By coming together on September 26, we can show our politicians the real impact on jobs, small and large businesses and families that any cuts to the Target will have in local communities across Australia.
Looking forward to seeing you at noon on Friday, September 26