The rudderless Turnbull government is divided, with no vision for Australia’s renewable energy future. After Tony Abbott took a wrecking ball to the national Renewable Energy Target and cost Australia thousands of jobs, the Turnbull government has failed to offer anything to fix the country’s energy system.
That’s why Friends of the Earth’s Yes 2 Renewables campaign has been campaigning so passionately for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET)
Where the federal government fails on energy and climate change, the states can lead.
Fortunately after years of community campaigning, the Andrews government will soon write Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025 into law. The policy will create over 10,000 jobs, attract as much as $9 billion in investment, and see as many as 5,400 megawatts of new wind and solar farms built across the state.
We want to see as many representatives vote YES to jobs and investment in renewable energy. But we’re not of the woods yet: the opponents of renewables will do anything to stop states leading on wind and solar.
That’s why we’re ramping up our campaign to make Victoria a safe-haven for renewable energy.
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