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Renewable energy body: pass clean energy bills now

14th Sep 2011

The leaders behind the 100 % Renewable Energy campaign have called on the government to introduce two bills that were not included in the submission to parliament yesterday (September 13).

Whilst they have praised the delivery of the proposed carbon price legislation, they have voiced concern over the delays regarding the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency bills.

Lindsay Soutar, 100% Renewable Energy campaign co-ordinator, says: "The bills that deliver more renewable energy for Australia are the real clean energy bills.

"If the government is hoping to win community support for the carbon tax these are the bills that need to be front and centre in parliament."

It is currently not known when these two shall be introduced, leading the group to issue a statement asking for more progress to be made.

Soutar says: "Today we're calling on the government not to delay the most exciting part of their Clean Energy Future package.

"Renewable energy is something we know the Australian people support - it's the most popular part of the package - so why delay it?"

The group believes that these bills are the key to fostering certainty for the investment market in renewable energy which will further drive widespread adoption of technologies such as solar panel systems in the home.

100% Renewable Energy is a body which aims to provide a voice for Australian communities that want to implement clean resource technology in their areas, as well as cause change at a government level.

They draw attention to the fact that Australia is naturally ripe with clean energy resources, through a wealth of sunlight, through to wind capacity and ocean movement.

The comments come as another renewable energy body draws its nation-wide solar campaign to a close.

Concluding today in Adelaide, the Australian Solar Energy Society has toured capital cities with its Solar PV Professional Development Day - designed to support solar panel installers through information sessions regarding the business in their area.

SolarQuip principal Glenn Morris will lead the final seminar today, which focuses on a number of issues including how to best design solar power systems for increased maximum energy production.

Other topics include solar panel system maintenance and approaches to business practices.
AuSES have organised the tour as part of their commitment to maintaining a high standard of solar panel service in Australia.

Bob Dawson - News Editor 

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