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People Power: Solar votes have the power to decide the next Federal election

For the first time Australia has a solar electorate map which shows where householders are investing in solar panels and hot water systems to cut their power bills.

The new map will help federal MPs see just how many solar voters there are in their local area and demonstrate how important the Renewable Energy Target is for their electorate.

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Posted by Andrew Bray

The results of the People's RET Review are in!

Over 5000 Australians voted and overwhelmingly they wanted the Renewable Energy Target to be more ambitious:
  • 93 per cent of respondents want a higher 2020 Renewable Energy Target
  • 98 per cent want to see our renewable energy industry continue to grow with a 2030 target
  • 92 per cent want at least 50 per cent of Australia’s en

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Media Release: Origin rebuffed on cuts to RET

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Last Sunday the plan to build Australia's first solar thermal power plant moved from being a local community issue in Port Augusta to one that’s ready to play out on the national stage.

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The Walk for Solar ended on 30th September with a resounding rally of 1500 people in Adelaide and a national groundswell of support was clearly evident in the 20 SOLARdarity Walks held around the country from Cable Beach in Broome to the top of Mt Kosciuzsko, in Perth and all up the east coast as far as Townsville and Cairns.

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Posted by Acacia Rose

Acacia Rose sent this letter outlining why she wants a renewable-powered future to her local MP, Mike Kelly, after taking a party of European skiers to the top of Mt Kosciuszko for Ski for Solar.

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Over 70 enthusiastic renewable energy supporters cheerfully set out from Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre to walk in SOLARdarity with the Repower Port Augusta walkers in South Australia. Amongst the crowd were Greg and Robyn, parents of Cameron and Aja, two of the hundred walkers who've spent the last 2 weeks walking 325kms from Port Augusta to Adelaide.

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Posted by Antonia Flowers

Antonia goes behind the scenes of the 100% Renewable campaign as part of her Year 10 work experience.

The reason I was so interested in doing work experience with 100%, is that we’ve been learning a lot about global warming in Geography at school lately, and how important it is to protect and conserve our environment, especially by reducing carbon emissions.

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Posted by Andrew Bray

Well, thanks to the generosity of supporters across Australia, this big solar billboard will be brightening up the  daily commute for thousands of South Australians from Wednesday, September 12.

Chief among these commuters will be South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, who travels alongside the corner of North Terrace and Port Road into the centre of Adelaide for his daily commute.

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