Dangers of government cutting the RET

South Australia is one of the states with the most to lose if the Federal Government slashes the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) following the recommendations of a review by formerCaltex Chair Dick Warburton.

Despite the review concluding that the RET was working effectively and that reducing the target would result in higher prices to consumers, it still recommended slashing the target.

If the Federal Government goes down this path, it will be much harder for mums, dads and small businesses to install solar power and solar hot watersystems to help reduce theirpower bills.

Not only that, but more than 2000 South Australian solar jobs and dozens of local solar businesses would also be at risk if the policy is cut.

Billions of dollars in investment will be created if the RET is left alone, generating jobs, providing work for contracting businesses and solar installers.

Australians want a solar future, so Tony Abbott, let’s not blow it.

Kane Thornton,

Acting Chief ExecutiveClean Energy Council