CLAYTON ELECTORATE FAMILLIES TO SUFFER UNDER SOLAR TARIFF CUTS

Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 in Clayton Update

The Baillieu Government has cut the solar feed-in-tariff scheme, State Member for Clayton, Hong Lim said today.

“Victoria’s solar feed-in-tariff has been cut by over 60 per cent back to just eight cents per kilowatt hour down from the original 25 cents per kilowatt hour”.

Mr Lim said that before the last election, Mr Baillieu made a commitment to implement a gross tariff scheme to encourage Victorian households to invest in solar and other lower emission power sources.

“As cost of living pressures increase Victorian families have installed solar panels as a way to reduce their power bills.

“Householders as small solar electricity generators won’t be receiving a fair price.

“Mr Baillieu has put the interests of energy retailers and large polluters ahead of cost pressures for local families.

“The Baillieu Government has again shown it just doesn’t care about supporting families who want to lower their energy costs and do their bit for the environment,” Mr Lim said.

 

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