Greens energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell says the Victorian Government must immediately reverse cuts to the solar feed-in-tariff.
Yesterday the Essential Services Commission announced that the amount households get paid for feeding their energy into the grid will be cut from 6.2c per kWh to 5c per kWh, costing households hundreds of dollars a year.
"It's extremely disappointing the Labor Government is slashing the solar incentives when we should be encouraging people to install solar panels, not punishing them." said Ms Sandell.
"It simply doesn't make sense. This policy punishes households who have solar panels and risks jobs in the renewables industry".
“The Government should mandate a fair price for people who have solar panels to encourage more uptake of renewable energy."
“The Minister has a decision to make. Will she support the clean renewable energy of the future, or side with anti-renewables dinosaurs like Tony Abbott?" Ms Sandell said.