Why Supporting Renewable Energy in Australia Will Save Both Money and the Environment: Geelong Solar Power Company Reveals
VICTORIA, Australia January 2015 – When Tony Abbot took his seat as Australian Prime Minister in September 2013, the Liberal Party took a conscious step away from prioritising climate change on the political agenda and backing the Renewable Energy Target scheme (RET scheme). Since then, it has become increasingly clear that the coalition is hesitant to support environmental progression in commercial industries, evidenced by the most recent proposal to cut the solar rebate to small and medium sized businesses, including schools and churches.
During the last five years, electricity prices have risen by 84 per cent, while the initial up front cost of solar power systems has considerably reduced, making supporting solar installation the logical option for a community conscious government. Recent government rebates and generous feed-in tariffs have offered significant incentives to consumers to install solar power systems in their homes and businesses, but these incentives have diminished considerably over the last couple of years, to the point where consumer demand has reduced substantially (coupled with a general downturn in the economy). www.citytosurfsolar.com.au
Geelong solar power advocate and business owner, Christian Pritchett of City to Surf Solar Plus, says the coalition’s approach to environmental policy is “devastating for communities and the solar power industry”. “Instead of making it difficult, the Government should be making it easier for educational institutions, religious organisations and small businesses to cut their power bills,” says Christian. “Removing any kind of rebates for renewable energy in Australia will result in a shift away from caring for the environment through solar, by making it unaffordable for some.”
Solar power systems can contribute significantly to reducing energy costs for a household, business, school or community organisation. And with consistent rising electricity prices, the benefits of solar will only continue to accumulate over the 25 year life of an installed system. “The benefits of solar can be multiplied when used in conjunction with other energy-saving measures, such as the Sanden ”Eco®“ Hot Water Heat Pump System which heats up to 50 per cent faster than currently available hot water heat pumps and uses only 22 per cent of the energy required by an electric storage hot water system,” says Geelong solar power business owner, Christian Pritchett. www.citytosurfsolar.com.au
City to Surf Solar Plus is committed to providing homes and businesses with affordable energy without any damaging consequences to the environment. Discover more about how supporting renewable energy in Australia can not only help save households and businesses money, but also the environment at www.citytosurfsolar.com.au.
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- City to Surf Solar Plus
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