While all the other states seem to be cutting back on feed in tariffs for solar power, good news has come from the Queensland Energy Minister Stephen Robertson. “In my view, any government that doesn’t see exactly the choices that their constituents in fact want to make in accessing cleaner power is indeed somewhat foolish and shortsighted,” he said. “[Queensland will avoid] going down the path of other states in collapsing their schemes and causing such dislocation amongst a somewhat new and still vulnerable part of the economy.”
This is great news for Queensland and Gold Coast residents, our feed in tariff is here to stay!
Mr Robertson has accused other state governments of being “foolish and shortsighted” for cutting payments to promote solar energy. Mr Robertson told the Ecogen renewable energy conference in Brisbane yesterday that recent decisions in Victoria and New South Wales to cut back payments for homeowners with solar power would damage the industry.