Victoria Opposition Leader Matthew Guy
Victoria Shadow Minister for Renewables David Southwick
Liberal Nationals To Power Every Victorian School With Solar
Victor P Taffa
An elected Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government will create Australia’s most energy efficient schools by providing all Victorian public schools access to solar panels and batteries.
Premier Daniel Andrews lost control of electricity prices when he forced the closure of Hazelwood power station because of higher taxes.
“Daniel Andrews has lost control of energy prices and its hurting households, businesses, schools and hospitals.” Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said.
“A Liberal Nationals Government will help public schools get back in control of sky rocketing electricity costs by providing them with solar panels and batteries.”
As a result schools are spending more on electricity costs and less on teachers and students.
That’s why a Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government will help schools get back in control of sky rocketing electricity costs by investing in solar panels for every eligible Victorian public school.
Under a Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government all Victorian public schools without solar will be eligible to receive solar and battery systems as well as grants of $10,000 to assist with implementation costs.
Approximately half of Victoria’s government schools are without solar and are currently missing out on the opportunity to cut their energy bills by combining solar systems and battery storage where viable with energy efficient lighting, heating, cooling and light sensors.
“Under Daniel Andrews, Victorians schools are paying more than ever for power which means more money wasted on paying too much for electricity and less money going towards teaching our kids.” Shadow Minister for Renewables David Southwick said.
“Most Victorian public schools will be out of pocket by tens of thousands of dollars every year because Daniel Andrews has lost control of energy prices.”
This program will provide over 700 Victorian public schools with solar, with a target of having 100% of suitable public schools equipped with solar photovoltaic systems by 2025.
Furthermore, all participating schools will be wired to be ‘Virtual Power Plant’ ready laying the foundation of Victoria’s schools generating, storing and releasing energy during school holidays and other periods of peak grid demand.
A Liberal/ Nationals Coalition Government will get renewables right and ease skyrocketing energy bills for Victoria’s schools meaning less money spent on keeping the lights on and more money towards educating our kids.
Victoria State Election will be held on 24 November 2018.