Over the past couple of years Origin Energy CEO, Grant King, has publicly undermined the Renewable Energy Target (RET), repeatedly arguing for it to be watered down. Origin has delayed the growth of the renewables industry by not investing in renewable projects and blocking other developers’ projects.
With a new government and a review of the Renewable Energy Target coming up next year, we know Origin Energy will be working hard to see the target wound back. But if it knows there will be a big backlash from its customers and the public for their position they will be more likely to pull their heads in.
We need to show both Origin and the Coalition that the public wants renewables - not more coal and gas. Sign the petition below to tell Origin and its CEO Grant King to stop blocking and start building renewables!
Dear Origin Energy Managing Director Grant King,
I support greater investment in renewables in our communities, which reduce power bills, create jobs in our communities and ensure clean, renewable energy for all Australians.
But, Origin's antagonistic and misleading comments on renewables and blocking of renewables projects through refusing power purchase agreements mean that this investment is not happening.
I ask that Origin stop blocking renewables and starting investing in a clean energy future.