I am writing you as a resident with Eastern Metropolitan Region to express my concerns about the proposed Feed-in Tariff legislation under consideration in the Victorian Parliament.
The proposed Feed-in Tariff (FIT) structure does not provide sufficient incentives for people, schools and business to install solar power (due to net metering and the 3.2kW array size cap)
This will compromise creating a vibrant jobs-rich solar sector - as they have in Germany where they have a good FIT.
Consumers who export electricity will only be paid "credits", not cash. This effectively removes incentives for energy efficiency appliances. It will also encourage people to "use their credit" by consuming more electricity, since it will not be redeemable as cash.
The Tariff should be amended to a gross tariff with a 10kW cap, as they have legislated for in WA and ACT.
A gross feed-in tariff (as the same for a ‘net’ feed-in tariff) will result in a small increase in household electricity bills – approximately $6-12 per year. Concession card holders should be exempted from this extra cost.
There is wide community support for an effective Feed-in Tariff.
Can you please represent my views on this to the Parliament and within your party?
Home address supplied.
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