The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is celebrating getting new household energy efficiency laws through the Legislative Assembly:
The bill will assist up to 70,000 Canberra households to achieve energy reductions and energy bill savings of over $300 annually by 2015. It will also deliver cuts of more than 6% in stationary emissions by 2015.
“The Greens are particularly supportive of the way this scheme will deliver benefits for low income households and renters,” said Shane Rattenbury, Greens Energy spokesperson.
“The new law mandates a focus on low income households who spend a much greater proportion of their income on energy. This is a practical measure to deliver long-lasting assistance to these households.
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“Experience from the South Australian scheme has shown real benefits for renters. The proportion of renters participating is just as high as non-renters and this figure has been rising in recent years.
UPDATE 03/05/12 14:54: This in from the Greens:
We supported, and amended the bill, but it was tabled by Simon Corbell. So while it is green in nature, it is technically a Government Bill.