Stop the Sun Tax
*** WE WON! The AEMC dropped their proposal to charge solar owners for pumping clean power into the grid after a groundswell of action from solar citizens across Australia. ***
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), they make the rules that govern the electricity market, are proposing to charge solar owners for feeding their electricity back to the grid. That’s right, they want to tax the sun.
You can read more about the proposed rule changes in this Renew Economy article.
[IMAGE] Solar powered homes could be stung with network costs, Australian Financial Review, 7 June 2017.
This is simply more outrageous price gouging pandering to the big power companies. And, as usual, it’s the little guys who’ll suffer. The simple fact is the big power stations don’t have to pay to export the energy they generate to the grid and solar households shouldn’t have to pay either.
When the AEMC tried to introduce a sun tax back in 2013 we stopped them. More than 28,000 solar owners joined together to say enough is enough -- don’t tax the sun! The strength of our backlash meant solar owners were able to secure meetings to lobby State Energy Ministers and the tax never eventuated.
Now, we must build a groundswell of opposition, bigger and louder than before. Sign the petition today and share it with everyone you know.
Will you sign?
Dear State Premiers and Energy Ministers,
The Australian Energy Market Commission are proposing to charge solar owners to export their clean energy to the electricity grid. This is a tax on the sun.
Over 1.6 million Australian households and small businesses have put solar on their rooftops to take control of their energy use, cut their power bills and to produce clean energy for our electricity supply.
This move would punish Australian families who have done the right thing. No other power station has to pay to export their power to the grid and solar owners shouldn’t have to either.
I call on you to rule out this outrageous sun tax.