Households signed up to the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme stand to pay an average $1,600 extra for their electricity when the program winds up at the end of 2016. …
So how are consumers planning to cope when the generous tariff of 60 cents per kilowatt hour ends on December 31?
The ABC story is about how these green heroes with solar panels are going to cope with the huge electricity bills that will start when “the program” winds up soon.
The real story, which they carefully avoided mentioning, is that those “heroes” have been getting huge subsidies from the rest of us for years. If the average increase in electricity cost is $1,600 per year when the subsidies are wound back, then they have been subsidized by $1,600 a year for years.
News flash: most people pay larger electricity bills than $1,600 per year, and their bills have been larger precisely because part of the money they paid was used to pay these subsidies. Their bills increased because of the solar schemes.
Low income people and renters have been paying these people for years, based on a flawed theory about what causes global warming that half the population strongly suspects is bunk. Yet out stupid ruling elite congratulate themselves on how clever and far-seeing they are, sympathetically looking after the underprivileged and the environment, sustainably … meanwhile pocketing lots of taxpayer cash for themselves. Marvelous. The green-left won again.