Successes | 1st Dec, 2010

We secured a renewable energy scheme that works

Not to sound too uppity but when the federal government introduced the Renewable Energy Target last year to guarantee that Australia would source 20 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2020, we told them their scheme was flawed. The scheme’s design meant that investment in small scale renewables was crowding-out the large scale renewable projects like wind and solar projects, making it unlikely that we’d meet the 20 percent target. Thanks to a generous donor and our fellow environment groups, we campaigned for improvements to the scheme and won. We unlocked billions of dollars of investment into large scale renewable energy and ensured that small scale renewables can continue to grow. Some day there’ll be a solar panel on every roof!