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 Add your name to our petition calling for a Fair Price for Solar.

It’s been a week since the Turnbull Government announced the “National Energy Guarantee” (NEG) and still we’re being kept in the dark about what this policy will mean for rooftop solar. The NEG doesn’t say a word about Australia’s 1.7 million solar households. Not. A. Word.

As it stands the policy will concentrate power in the hands of the big retailers while leaving solar owners in limbo about what it means for their clean, homegrown power [1].

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that the same companies who’ve been ripping off solar owners for years should get any more power. Will you add your name to our petition for a Fair Price for Solar?

Solar owners have tapped into the power of the sun to take back control of their energy bills; they shouldn’t be left wondering what every new energy policy announcement will mean for their household budget.

A Fair Price for Solar provides balance and removes uncertainty – it means everyone with panels on their roof gets a fair return for the power they feed back to the grid. No ifs, no buts.

In South Australia, since the Essential Services Commission deregulated the minimum feed-in tariff, some retailers have recognised the benefits that solar owners bring to the grid, but many continue to get away with underpaying solar owners for their clean power [2].

Solar on the roof is good for the hip pocket, good for the environment and good for the grid, by lowering peak demand. But the way the system is set up means that big business enjoys the benefits of all that clean power – it’s rigged.

Will you help build momentum by adding your name to our petition that calls for a Fair Price for Solar?

The Federal Government is trying to flog a plan that ignores everyday Australians who are providing clean, affordable electricity to the grid. Worse still, they’ve set renewable targets so low that they might end up rapidly slowing the rollout of rooftop solar [3].

But with 1.7 million households across Australia with rooftop PV, if we work together, you and I can make sure rooftop solar is pushed into the light.

Let’s make sure the little guys don’t lose out again. Add your name to our petition calling for a Fair Price for Solar.



October 25, 2017 - Posted by | ACTION

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