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. 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!