Write a Letter to the Editor - Solar Citizens

Write a Letter to the Editor

The Australian Energy Market Commission just released their draft rule change to allow solar households to be charged for exporting their cheap, clean energy to the grid. 

Write a letter to the editor below to publicly call out this unfair decision to tax the sun. 

Some points you might want to include in your letter:

  • Rooftop solar benefits all energy consumers by providing cheap, local energy to the grid and bringing down wholesale power prices.
  • It is unfair to charge solar homes and businesses when big coal and gas generators don't have to pay for pumping electricity into the network. 
  • Solar households should be rewarded for the economic, environmental and health benefits they provide, especially as feed-in tariffs are dropping.
  • We should be encouraging more rooftop solar - not penalising people who are trying to cut their energy bills and do their bit for the environment by putting panels on their roof.

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