Grants winding back

THERE are fears that a National Party vote to end renewable energy subsidies will also end Sunraysia’s time in the sun.

At its federal conference in Canberra on Saturday, The Nationals voted to remove all subsidies for renewable energy providers over a five-year period and to freeze them at their current level for the next year.

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said winding down the renewable energy subsidies over the next five years was a result of the solar and wind market becoming so competitive, there was no need to subsidise the industry.

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