Australians love solar energy. We all want to do our bit for global warming. We all want to take power back from energy companies, take control of our electricity bills, reduce pollution and create more solar jobs. The Greens have a package to allow every Australian who wants to install solar to do so.
The Greens have already laid down a plan to RenewAustralia through jobs and investment in large scale clean energy projects. This alone would turn Australia from one of the dirtiest power systems in the world to one of the cleanest by 2030.
But we cannot achieve at least 90% clean energy without changing laws and incentives that empower everyday Australians to take control of their own energy in their households and workplaces.
In addition to our announcements on battery storage and community-owned clean energy, the Greens plan will enable every home and every business that wants to create its own clean power to do so – and use energy more efficiently – whether people own, rent or live in public or community housing.
This suite of measures is aimed at breaking down all the barriers that prevent businesses and households from installing clean energy and using it as efficiently as possible. We want to help consumers take power away from big energy companies and democratise our energy system.
Australians want to do their own bit to reduce pollution. The Greens want to enable them to take control of their power bills. Australians love adopting new technologies and we love supporting new Australian businesses. All these aspirations can be achieved through RenewAustralia – repowering our homes and businesses.