Australian Politics – Labor Party Fail: If Solar Power Is The Cheapest, Why The Need For Subsidies?

Posted on Thu 11/22/2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~

Here in Australia, the Labor Party’s Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, environmental spokesman Mark Butler:

The cheapest and cleanest replacement power generation is renewable energy.

That’s, of course, ignoring the effect it has on the rest of the system, which must supply 24-hour, reliable power.

But wait. If renewables really are the cheapest, why do households and generators need handouts from taxpayers to install them?

Labor will offer a rebate of up to $2,000 for households earning less than $180,000 to install residential battery systems … The measures involve government underwriting of new renewable generation…[and] an injection of funds for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

And all this spending for no effect on the global temperature. What a farce

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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