I don’t know about you but I personally am getting sick and tired of hearing about – scheme after scheme, put in place by the ALP (Australia), spending gazillions of our hard earned taxpayer monies on FAILED schemes.
The most notables ones jumping to mind are the Home Insulation (pink batts), burn your house down; the School Hall building program; the Skills Program which also failed to deliver; the Set Top Box fiasco – and there are many others you can relearn about here.
Now as if they were not enough for you to be angry about – after all it is your money they have frittered away, the next BIG ONE is reported today, and it comes as no surprise to anyone who has been following the **‘watermelons’ push for a green clean economy.
The Gillard government’s energy White Paper shows that its roof-top solar policies must now be put in the same category as pink batts and school halls as proof it could not organise a drink in a brewery, does not learn from its mistakes, and has no comprehension whatsoever of value for vast sums of public money
The White Paper warns the cross subsidisation of roof top solar by families that haven’t installed systems could be $4.7billion by 2020. It urges the federal and state government to work towards harmonising state based tariffs paid for roof-top solar power to reduce the cost (although it is the Commonwealth, not the States, who was mainly responsible for the wasteful mess.)
The explosion in demand for roof-top solar systems remains primarily built on massive upfront cash subsidies from federal taxpayers that have been augmented by the decision of states to buy the electricity they generate at inflated prices
The federal government knew, no later than mid 2009, that it had a tiger by the tail with runaway demand for the systems based on its massive subsidy and the emerging tariffs , but it has only ever tinkered at the edges because the Greens demand that roof-top solar is important for greenhouse gas abatement.
The claims about abatement from roof-top solar had been utterly destroyed by former Climate Change Department secretary, Dr Martin Parkinson, now Treasury Secretary, who said in a March 2010 speech that the cost of delivering 13 million tonnes of abatement by putting a system on every roof in the country would be $100 billion.
That puts the cost of roof-top abatement at a ridiculous $7692.30 per tonne. Source
I hope you will take time to read the linked article, particularly the comments section, where you will find many writers hanging their head in shame for being taken in yet again, by this governments green agenda.
It is noted that one person’s loss is another’s gain. In this case look at it as a means of vote buying. How much was this Labor Green bed partner alliance prepared to pay the voting public (individual homes) to be assured of their votes at the next election? So, $7692.00 seem reasonable to you does it? Oh well, it is your children and their children who will now be stuck with the bill.