Clean Energy Council (CEC) Acting Chief Executive Kane Thornton said jobs could easily be created in clean energy sectors such as solar power, solar hot water and insulation using simple tweaks to existing policies, if whichever party wins the next state election is prepared to look more closely at the issue.

Mr Thornton said “For example, the Victorian Government provides a proportional discount to low-income households on their power bills, and the cost of funding this program is rising.

“But by ensuring that some of the 70,000 hot water systems that are replaced on average annually in low-income ...