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24 hour clean power for South Australia

Elon Musk, billionaire founder of electric car giant Tesla, has pledged to help fix South Australia's power crisis by installing a 100 megawatt battery system in 100 days, or it's free!

Since then, support has been flooding in.

GetUp members from across the country have called the Premier's office, urging him to back batteries for SA. Clean-tech investors have been lining up to get in on the action. Homegrown storage companies have raised the stakes, offering to get the job done faster and cheaper than Tesla.

The Coalition wants to keep blaming renewables for problems caused by greedy gas companies and their own failure to fix our broken energy market.

But with a few tweets from the world's most famous clean-tech entrepreneur, suddenly everyone's noticing that clean technology, not fossil fuels, is the best solution to South Australia's power problems. Let's seize this chance to point Australia's energy debate in the right direction!

As proved in the Homegrown Power Plan, Australia can go 100% renewable around the clock and save lots of money on fuel costs with a smart technology mix that includes solar, wind, batteries, solar thermal and storage, pumped hydro power and energy efficiency.

Let's show the coal and gas lobby the door and get on with the job of building clean, affordable 24-hour power!
While countries around the world capture the benefits from the renewable energy boom, the Federal Government still has no plan to invest in the clean, safe, and affordable energy future we need. So we came up with one for them.

The GetUp member-funded Homegrown Power Plan – a joint project between GetUp and Solar Citizens – shows how we can repower the country with 100% renewable energy by 2030, and save lots of money on fuel costs along the way!

How? By rebooting our broken national electricity market, removing the roadblocks holding us back, and investing in renewable energy and storage.

Transitioning our electricity system to 24-hour clean power is practical, achievable, economically sound, and overwhelmingly popular. Our government is being left behind, and it's about time they caught up.

Have a look at the Homegrown Power Plan here:

Click here to download a summary of the Homegrown Power Plan.


Dear Premier Jay Weatherill,

We want 24-hour clean power for SA! We call on you to:

  • Build battery storage in South Australia
  • Keep backing solar, wind and smart storage solutions
  • And give those greedy gas companies a run for their money!

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