Coalition usurps CORE hard work already

Recent polling shows 63% of Australians likely to vote for parties supporting renewable energy.  As such, it isn’t surprising that the Coalition is trying to tap into this popularity. Recently, Coalition  $5 million Solar Communities Program, with pre-selection of recipient community groups being announced and interestingly, so far only in the marginal seats they stand to lose in Queensland – Bonner, Petrie, Brisbane, Forde and Fisher (as well as Bass in Tasmania and Mayo SA)…<calling it>“community solar” Coalition is tapping into hard work of over 70 community energy groups developing innovative local clean energy initiatives, without doing anything to support these groups.  Done well, strong community renewable energy policy will provide not just low carbon energy, but local economic benefits and jobs for local communities. If the Coalition were serious – they would initiate a program much smarter than just granting one-off small amounts of money to install solar on community organisations in marginal seats.”

Note – this is puny $5Million, not even small change for Commissar Turnbull

>more> RenewEconomy

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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