This was disappointing but predictable news yesterday:
The Abbott government has opened up another front in its war on renewable energy by pulling the plug on investments in the most common form of alternative energy, rooftop and small-scale solar.
As a storm raged over the government’s directive to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation [CEFC] to no longer back wind energy projects, it emerged that it has also put a stop to solar investments other than the largest industrial-scale projects.
The CEFC, (we are told in the article):
. . . had made it possible for low-income people and retirees to invest in solar and take advantage of the power bill savings that flow.
And that, because of this latest move:
“Tony Abbott is keeping people trapped paying higher electricity prices . . . “
Let’s stop there and go back a couple of years.
Here’s (just one instance of the hundreds of times) Tony telling us we’d be be pocketing $550 because – you guessed it – he was scrapping the dastardly ‘carbon tax’ and electricity prices would tumble by that amount:
And here he is explaining it in absolute detail:
And now, with his latest directive, people will be trapped paying higher electricity prices.
Yep, he’s a man who will do and say anything.
By the way, who among you experienced a drop in your electricity prices when the ‘carbon tax’ was repealed?