Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rising electricity bills

" 'Leccy price hike: Greens to blame as well as energy biz. Who's paying for your neighbour's solar panels? You are"

Article by Lewis Page on The Register.

Here's a quote:

"In essence the ROC scheme is a hidden tax on electricity which is used to subsidise renewables. But a flat tax like that - one which hits poorer people, to whom the electricity bill is a noticeable expense, disproportionately hard - would be politically difficult to implement, so the way it is kept off the government's books is particularly cunning."

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