Calls For An Extension To The Rooftop Solar Rebate

The Climate Change Authority has called for an extension of the federal rooftop solar subsidy beyond 2030 and to expand it to include household batteries. This was put forward in its annual report on Australia’s climate progress.

In A Nutshell

Amongst the proposal, which included 42 recommendations, put to the Albanese Government were calls to:

  • Extend the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme post-2030
  • Expand it to include home batteries
  • Add private electric vehicle chargers

This has been triggered by calculations that Australia is reducing emission too slowly to meet its 2030 and 2050 climate targets. It is suggested that the Government will need to boost its efforts by nearly half – from an average annual cut of 12 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent to 17 million tonnes – in order to get there.