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RE: Renewable Energy Disappointments - Our Government is failing us Australia.

in #politics4 years ago

The Government has tried to establish coal as the long-term energy solution, but the markets have overruled them. 2018 is going to be a huge year for renewable energy in Australia, especially as electricity prices are expected to go up by as much as 40% - corporates are more open to looking at PPA's (power purchase agreements) from renewables developers.

As for the carbon tax - that was a major own goal which contributed to Labor losing to the LNP in 2014. It was a carbon market and not a carbon tax, yet Julia Gillard and Co. were constantly referring to it as the carbon tax. I mean, if you go to a fish market, would you tell people that you visited the fish tax?


Thanks for stopping by @penston. I agree with you, its pretty obvious the government was leaning towards a coal energy future.. so much money from the industry flows into their coffers, so its not hard to see why they do it.

Good point with the "carbon tax" they definitely could have done a better job marketing/branding it. Whats funny is that when the carbon tax was introduced our bus fares increased by like 20 cents, and this was a massive arguing point from oppositions where they were trying basically saying this "carbon tax" would hurt normal Australians. When it was scrapped, prices decreased but not for long.....

My first electricity bill after the carbon tax was scrapped showed how much I was saving as a result - around $0.35 per month (or per quarter?). Idiots!

Have you read a book called Game of Mates? It was published earlier this year and would make any Australian lose the rag!

I have not penston, but will definitely have a look as soon as get back to australia and can boot up my kindle... Though I already have plenty of things that rile me up lol..

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