While the Federal Government ignores the climate crisis, communities around the country are getting on with the transition to renewables. But without federal energy or climate policy many community energy projects may never come to fruition.
That’s why we’re joining with Community Power Agency, the Coalition for Community Energy and Friends of the Earth to call on the Victorian Government to deliver a plan that will secure Victoria’s place as a community energy leader.
The Victorian Government has a strong track record of supporting community energy, delivering the Community Power Hubs program and the New Energy Jobs Fund community energy grant rounds. These investments are promising but with no federal energy policy or long-term community energy policy at a state level, many community projects do not have the support they need to get built.
Right now we have a huge opportunity to turbo-charge community energy by encouraging the Victorian Government to step-up and secure the future of community energy. Add your voice to the petition.
The petition calls on the state government to:
- Set a Community Energy Target of 100MW by 2025 as part of Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target, and back it up with a financial mechanism that gives communities the certainty they need to lead on renewables.
- Rollout a Smart Energy Communities program, building on the government’s New Energy Jobs Fund, Community Power Hubs and Z-NET Community Transition pilots.
- Create a Solar for All program that delivers solar for renters and people who live in apartments as well as homeowners.
Victoria has the potential to be a world leader in community energy but to achieve this vision, we need your support. Sign the petition today.
For community powered solutions,
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More information: Coalition 4 Community Energy – Leading Community Energy