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Renewable Energy Target 'needs to stay'

11th Jul 2012

As with most things politicians do, the Renewable Energy Target has been subject to much debate since it was introduced back in 2009.

The scheme was brought in to help Australia meet its climate change obligations - namely by ensuring 20 per cent of electricity will come from renewable sources by 2020.

Despite its efforts to do good, the Renewable Energy Target has come under fire from some organisations, which the Australian Solar Energy Society believes is unfair.

Describing it as "one of the greatest policy developments of the last decade", chief executive John Grimes pointed to the various successes of the scheme.

"More than four million Australians now have solar power or solar hot water as a direct result of the Renewable Energy Target," he commented.

John urged the public not to "decry the success" of the initiative, as the solar power industry is seeing carbon pollution, energy use and the cost of electricity fall.

This can only be a good thing for the consumer, especially at a time when the cost of everyday expenses is rising rather than falling - every little bit helps!

Posted by Bob Dawson


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