It's the end for large solar installations if Origin gets its way.

The renewable energy revolution is sweeping Australia, replacing dirty fossil fuels with clean, green wind and solar. It has created 24,000 jobs, reduced energy costs, and allowed 5 million Australians to power their homes with solar. Now all this is under threat from Origin Energy, our biggest power company.

Origin wants to destroy the Renewable Energy Target, which has driven this boom in renewables. Along with other big energy companies, it wants to lock us in to a future of expensive and polluting fossil fuel dependence. 

Origin has launched an all-out assault on the Renewable Energy Target, which is up for review. We have a short window in which to stand up for clean energy and stop this fossil-fuelled dinosaur destroying it for the sake of profit.

Tell Origin: back off and allow the Renewable Energy Target to continue driving renewables expansion. Sign the petition on the right.

Australia is a country with so much wind and sunshine that investing in renewable energy makes perfect sense. It is already driving down energy costs, and looks set to become even cheaper as our solar and wind capacity grows.

But this is a huge threat to the monopoly that Origin, along with AGL and Energy Australia, currently enjoy. The three companies control 77% of the household energy market. Most of that energy comes from coal and gas, and they want to keep it that way.

We need to do what's best for the climate, and our own energy bills, and make sure our booming renewables sector continues to flourish.

Sign the petition to Origin, on the right, telling it to stop lobbying against the Renewable Energy Target.

 

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More information:

Strangling Renewables: Origin Energy's Campaign Against Renewable Energy, Greenpeace Australia Pacific briefing
Origin lines up another attack on renewable energy target, RenewEconomy, 9 May 2014

The renewable energy revolution is sweeping Australia, replacing dirty fossil fuels with clean, green wind and solar. It has created 24,000 jobs, reduced energy costs, and allowed 5 million Australians to power their homes with solar. Now all this is under threat from Origin Energy, our biggest power company. 

Origin wants to destroy the Renewable Energy Target, which has driven this boom in renewables. Along with other big energy companies, it wants to lock us in to a future of expensive and polluting fossil fuel dependence. 

Origin has launched an all-out assault on the Renewable Energy Target, which is up for review. We have a short window in which to stand up for clean energy and stop this fossil-fuelled dinosaur destroying it for the sake of profit. 

Sign the petition to Origin Energy.

Petition Text:


Origin Energy: stop trying to destroy the Renewable Energy Target."

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