Solar Panels for Kirribilli House

Common Grace led a campaign for solar panels to be installed at Kirribilli House, the official Sydney residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. The solar panels were crowdfunded in just four days, and the gift was delivered to then Prime Minster Tony Abbott’s Manly electorate office. December 2014.

Common Grace led a campaign for solar panels to be installed at Kirribilli House, the official Sydney residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. The solar panels were crowdfunded in just four days, and the gift was delivered to then Prime Minster Tony Abbott’s Manly electorate office. December 2014.

The gift of solar panels for Kirribilli House. This solar panel symbolic of the twelve crowdfunded as part of the campaign. “The solar panels are a gift for the nation, from the nation, to  symbolise public support for a clean energy future,” said Rev. Dr  Michael Frost, vice principal of Morling College and Founder of Small Boat Big Sea.   “We know that 89% of Australians support a strong  Renewable Energy Target. By giving solar panels to Kirribilli House, Christians are adding their voice to a chorus of Aussies who want to see  a vibrant renewables industry. Our message to the Prime Minister is: don’t knock renewables until you’ve tried them,” said Rev. Dr Frost. The  Solar Council, the peak body for the solar industry in Australia, have contributed to the gift for Kirribilli House, offering to install the crowdfunded solar panels at no cost.

The gift of solar panels for Kirribilli House. This solar panel symbolic of the twelve crowdfunded as part of the campaign. “The solar panels are a gift for the nation, from the nation, to symbolise public support for a clean energy future,” said Rev. Dr Michael Frost, vice principal of Morling College and Founder of Small Boat Big Sea.

“We know that 89% of Australians support a strong Renewable Energy Target. By giving solar panels to Kirribilli House, Christians are adding their voice to a chorus of Aussies who want to see a vibrant renewables industry. Our message to the Prime Minister is: don’t knock renewables until you’ve tried them,” said Rev. Dr Frost. The Solar Council, the peak body for the solar industry in Australia, have contributed to the gift for Kirribilli House, offering to install the crowdfunded solar panels at no cost.

Common Grace urged then Prime Minister Tony Abbott to accept the gift of crowdfunded solar panels to install at Kirribilli House. “Trying something new can feel daunting, but we encourage Prime Minister Abbott  to look to the Vatican where in 2008 Pope Benedict accepted a gift of  2700 solar panels to provide clean energy to the Holy See," said Sister  Jan Barnett of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Common Grace urged then Prime Minister Tony Abbott to accept the gift of crowdfunded solar panels to install at Kirribilli House. “Trying something new can feel daunting, but we encourage Prime Minister Abbott to look to the Vatican where in 2008 Pope Benedict accepted a gift of 2700 solar panels to provide clean energy to the Holy See," said Sister Jan Barnett of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Common Grace is a movement of Australian Christians. In December 2014 Common Grace crowdfunded a gift of solar panels for Kirribilli House. The gift was rejected in early 2015 by the government led by Kirribilli House's occupant at the time, then Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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