Andrew Powell Minister of Environment QLD Level 13 400 George Street Brisbane QLD 4000 GPO Box 2454, Brisbane QLD 4001 Dear Andrew Powell, We demand that the tariff of feed-in power from solar panels be maintained. The Queensland government are proposing to reduce the rebate to customers from 42c to 8 c. We need you to guarantee the tariff to secure long term solar energy use. By reducing the tariff of solar panels from 42c to 8c places a massive impact on the environment and conserving energy. Solar power use can save the average household up to 25-40% in their weekly power bills. Fossil fuelled plants use either coal (60%), oil (10%)or gas (30%) in purpose designed combustion chambers to raise steam. These are all non-renewable resources whose supply will ultimately be exhausted. Coal is the least convenient. Its calorific content, on average, is less than half that of the other two fuels. Handling and transporting it is more difficult and it produces large quantities of residues, ash and greenhouse gases, some of which are toxic, depending on the quality of the coal. The pollution from fossil fuels is destroying the environment. As you may know, small changes in temperature correspond to enormous changes in the environment. In the last century, sea levels rose roughly 7 inches after not having changed noticeably in the previous 2,000 years. This fact proves that humanity has abused the production of coal from fossil fuels. If fossil fuels keep getting produced at this rate, the world is looking at many linked problems. Solar panels is a sustainable energy source and maintaining the tariff at 42c will influence people to keep installing solar panels. If society continues to install solar panels it will have a positive impact on the environment by minimizing the use of fossil fuels, and this won’t happen unless you change the tariff. We have faith that you are in the position to take action and address this issue to fellow members of the board and make a difference.
This petition will significantly change the Australian feed-in solar tariff. By increasing the tariff, Australian's will be influenced to install solar panels which creates an environmentally...
This petition will significantly change the Australian feed-in solar tariff. By increasing the tariff, Australian's will be influenced to install solar panels which creates an environmentally friendly renewable source of energy.