The Australian government is waffling on the issue of a nationalised renewable energy feed-in tariff for homes. Recent announcements seem to indicate that they’ll favour a net tariff, which is very much inferior to the gross feed-in tariff the solar industry is calling for.
A gross feed-in tariff (where the energy-producing household is paid for all the electricity they generate) would create a massive incentive for people to invest in rooftop solar systems and other renewable energy sources (e.g. small-scale wind generators). This is what we need!
If you agree, hop on over and sign the [Gross Solar Feed In Tariff Petition For Australia](http://www.feedintariff.com.au/). I have.
The comment I left was:
>C’mon Mr Garrett! You agitated the government for years on environmental issues, and that’s why we elected you. Now you’ve suddenly gone quiet, except for occasional cave-ins like the watering down of the solar rebate program. It’s time you make the difference we elected you for!
Leave a comment below and let me know if you signed it!
Hi Darren. I have added a post to my blog in sympathy to yours. If you don’t like it let me know and I’ll remove it.
No problem at all, Stewart. Thanks for helping to spread the word!
Thanks for the coverage guys, we really appreciate it! 3,000+ signatures already!
Thanks for organising the petition, Michael! It’s important to send our message to the politicians before they make a final decision – once made, it’d be a lot harder to get changed. I think there’s an opportunity right now to put a few of these types of incentives in place, generate some demand, keep the economy ticking over, and come out the other end of this recession with a stronger and more resilient Australian economy. It’s better than just giving everyone a handout so they can buy imported HD LCD TVs from Harvey Norman!
I also have written a post about this wonderful petition.
Gross Feed-in Tariff Petition
It is about time the boys and girls in Canberra had a wake-up call regarding their lack of action regarding a true feed in tariff. This petition maybe just what they need to snap them out of this stupour!
P.S. Great blog. I have just added yours to my blog roll!
Thanks Gav! I’ve been following your blog for a little while now, and am very much enjoying it.
Thanks for this info. I have signed it and sent a post to all of my friends as well
Thanks very much Karan. The more people who back the message, the more likely it is that the pollies will pay attention.
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