New report: 30% Vic renewable target by 2020, ambitious and achievable

Immediately, if not sooner, time to encourage Premier Daniel Andrews

Report CoverA new Friends of the Earth report has found Victoria can hit an ambitious state Renewable Energy Target of 30 percent by 2020.

The report, Making Victoria the Place to Be for Renewable Energy (PDF), comes as the Andrews government prepares to release its long-awaited renewable energy strategy.

“The community would welcome a respectable Victorian Renewable Energy Target of 30 percent by 2020 from the Andrews government. It would create jobs, attract investment, and help tackle climate change,” said Leigh Ewbank, Yes 2 Renewables coordinator.

Friends of the Earth have led the campaign for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target since February 2014, calling for the state government to show leadership to protect the sector from Federal government attacks.

“The Federal government’s attacks on renewable energy saw investment collapse by 90 percent in one year and over 2,500 people lose their jobs,” said Leigh Ewbank.

“The Andrews government can put the…

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