Media Releases | 8th Nov, 2018

Victorian renters can finally join the clean energy revolution with new solar support

Environment Victoria has welcomed today’s announcement that the Andrews Government will provide an $82 million solar package for Victorian renters if it wins this month’s election.

“For too long renters have been forgotten in the rush to embrace clean energy. This package will give 50,000 tenants control over their power bills and access to our state’s solar boom,” said Mark Wakeham, CEO of Environment Victoria.

“Until now, people who rent have often missed out on smart, clean energy solutions like rooftop solar and energy efficiency upgrades. These are both essential elements of keeping household energy costs as low as possible.

“Renting is becoming more common and longer term. An important part of managing the transition to clean energy is making sure everyone benefits from it.

“Today’s announcement shows that with ambitious leadership Victoria can be the leading state for solar installations nationally.

“Every solar panel installed means less reliance on coal. This plan is a win for our environment and will help Victoria meet its target of zero greenhouse pollution.

“Our renewables industry is booming and this announcement extends the benefits of clean and cheap energy to more Victorians. But all this is on a knife-edge in the next two weeks.

“The Victorian Liberal party still has no credible climate or energy policy, instead they’ve come out promising a new coal-burning power station in the Latrobe Valley this week.

“The Liberal’s are missing in action on clean energy. Their dangerous ideological stance is costing households and businesses money, and quite literally costing the earth.

“Matthew Guy’s Liberal Party has just two weeks to show voters that they are fit to govern by providing a credible climate policy that saves Victorians money and cuts climate pollution,” said Mr Wakeham.

Mark Wakeham, Environment Victoria CEO
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