After defeating Tony Abbott, the emotional state of solar advocates yesterday regarding Prime Minister-delegate Malcolm Turnbull could be related to that of a strong confidence. Very, very prudent.
“Yesterday Mr Turnbull announced to the nation that he wanted to be the type of leader who ‘explains the challenges and how to seize the opportunities’, a leader who ‘respects the people’s intelligence’,” stated Claire O’Rourke, National Director of Solar Citizens.
“We’re glad to hear it. Here on the sunniest continent on earth, the majority of Australians want to see more solar and renewables, not less. The Australian people want to harness our plentiful solar resources to power our economy, create jobs, cut electricity bills and leave a better world for our children.”
With a new Prime Minister of Australia to hold the reins of power, ‘Solar Citizens’ has indicated that it is a novel opportunity to gain the support of Federal government for the country’s solar energy future. The group is begging supporters to send emails to the awaited Prime Minister Turnbull, to ask him ‘Stand Up For Solar’; which includes target of at least 50 percent renewable energy by 2030.
The Australian Solar Council is critically aiming at organizing a conference with Malcolm Turnbull to decide the new delegate’s stance on matters regarding solar power.
“The Australian Solar Council welcomes Prime Minister Turnbull’s commitment to a strong, modern economy. Solar delivers jobs and has built thousands of small and medium sized businesses right around the country,” stated CEO John Grimes.“The key question is this – will a Turnbull Government implement a strong positive solar policy?”
The Clean Energy Council indicates that even though there is still much unpredictability, there is still hope.
“It is no secret that our industry had a tough time under Prime Minister Tony Abbott. But Malcolm Turnbull has a much better track record when it comes to renewable energy,” stated the CEC’s Chief Executive, Kane Thornton.“Not a lot of change in the immediate term, one suspects, but a complete change in atmospherics, and of perspective, particularly in the lead up to Paris.”