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Federal and State retreat on solar a disaster for energy policy

Budget cuts by the Federal and Western Australian governments have set the solar industry back years, Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam warned today.

"First the Federal Climate Change Minister announced the Solar Credits scheme would be phased out a year early, then $370 million was cut from the Solar Flagships program, with only two out of 52 proposed projects to receive funding under the program's first round, and then the National Solar Schools Program was cut short by two years and its funding reduced by $156 million," Senator Ludlam said.

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