Renewable Power Australia – Put The Greens On The Electric Power Bill

Posted on Tue 11/06/2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

The price of green madness. As with water desalination plants, the price for solar subsidies (the feed in tariff) should be isolated and identified on all bills so we can all see plainly the cost of listening to greens:

Households in the State of Queensland will soon be slugged $240 annually to pay for the power produced by rooftop solar systems.

New modelling has revealed that by 2015-16, almost 15 per cent of the total household power price will fund the solar feed-in tariff.

The Campbell Newman led Queensland State Government has already cut that feed in tariff for home-produced power to 8 cents per kilowatt hour for all solar systems bought after July 9.

However, the new figures exposing the huge burden being carried by all consumers to pay those who produce solar power may prompt the Government to also reduce the 44 cents per kWh tariff paid to those who previously installed photovoltaic systems…

Energy Minister Mark McArdle said … “What we have here is Labor, and its Green partners, hiding its head in the sand and continuing to claim that renewable energy schemes are decreasing the cost of electricity. This is blatantly untrue and the modelling by the QCA should finally end this.”

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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