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Victorian solar users the winners under Greens battery storage plan

Victorian solar users the winners under Greens battery storage plan

Nearly 300,000 Victorian solar users would receive a 50 per cent refundable tax credit to assist with the cost of installing household battery storage under a Greens announcement.

“Battery technology is moving at an unbelievable pace and will be a game-changer for our transition to powering our community with clean energy,” said Victorian Greens Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens campaign on clean, clever jobs for Canning

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale visited a local medical centre with rooftop solar today, on the campaign trail with Greens candidate for Canning Dr Vanessa Rauland.

"People here have a choice: you can stick with the past and vote for Tony Abbott, or you can choose a clean, renewable, jobs-rich, pollution-free future. That's what the Greens are putting forward to the people of Canning," said Senator Di Natale.

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Labor and Liberal deal to gut Renewable Energy Target duds SA

Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright says the Renewable Energy Target legislation that passed the Senate last night will hit South Australia hardest.

"South Australia is the biggest loser out of Labor and Liberal's dirty deal to cut the Renewable Energy Target.

"We have the highest percentage of homes with solar panels, the most energy sourced from renewables and the most investment now at risk.

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Greens launch plan to save SA auto manufacturing

The Australian Greens have today launched a bold plan to save South Australia's ailing car industry by redirecting funds from the Automotive Transformation Scheme to components manufacturers looking to tap into the global market for electric vehicles.

Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright said the Greens plan would offer South Australian workers a future in global markets.

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Abbott must stand up for SA jobs and protect the RET

Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright says Prime Minister Tony Abbott must end the uncertainty around the future of the Renewable Energy Target, as South Australia announces plans to raise its target to 50 per cent.

"The Renewable Energy Target is cutting pollution, creating jobs and will bring power bills down," Senator Wright said.

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Senate backs Greens motion to secure ARENA

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has today welcomed the Senate's agreement that members must be reappointed to the board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

"After Clive Palmer excluded ARENA from his announcement, the Greens have worked with other crossbenchers to secure both the funding and the future of the organisation," said Senator Milne.

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