Bill shock debacle: Solar rooftop subsidies in Australia doubling, will cost $1.3 billion this year, $160 per household


By: - Climate DepotMarch 13, 2018 6:36 PM

Bill shock debacle: Solar rooftop subsidies in Australia doubling, will cost $1.3 billion this year, $160 per household

http://joannenova.com.au/2018/03/bill-shock-debacle-solar-rooftop-subsidies-in-australia-doubling-will-cost-1-3-billion-this-year-160-per-household/

And we wonder why electricity bills are rising? Many Australians don’t realize that those without solar panels pay are forced to pay for those who do through their electricity bills. That pain point is about to launch itself above the horizon and into public view. For those readers with solar panels (there is a lot) this is not about you, this is about the system. Our badly managed grid is now so obscenely inefficient and expensive, droves of people are installing solar panels because they feel they have no choice. Tony Abbott says “Australians are paying too much for our emissions obsession”. NSW MP Craig Kelly: “It’s effectively a reverse Robin Hood scheme where we are ­increasing the electricity prices on the poor to reduce electricity ­prices for the rich.” As Jo says: We could have put that billion into a new hospital. Instead we put magic squares on our houses, hoping to get nicer weather. Solar Subsidies must end Solar Panels on Australian rooftops cost electricity customers $500m last year, and are projected to cost a staggering $1.3 billion this year: The Clean Energy Regulator has released figures showing that more than 1057 megawatts of ­capacity […]Rating: 9.9/10 (35 votes cast)

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