Today, a number of advocates from the Solar Citizens team will be going to Canberra to present the government with a petition demanding they do not tax the sun.

It is widely understood that the main reason for continually rising energy prices is the over-investment in network poles and wires, yet Prime Minister Abbott is looking to blame solar (which makes up less than 6% of Australia’s energy) and potentially slug this renewable energy source, in an attempt to help big energy companies keep their profit margins up.

The ‘Sun Tax’ petition has been signed by over 25,000 Australians and will be presented to parliament, where the Solar Citizens will meet with several federal politicians. The group will attempt to dispell the myths and highlight the importance of strong ongoing investment in solar power throughout Australia.

If you would like to sign the petition, visit Don’t Tax The Sun on the Solar Citizens website.


Photo: Karleen Minney