A while back, I recall the ACT Government proudly announcing that the feed in tarriff to make the Royalla Solar Farm economically viable, would add about $13 pa to everyone’s electricity bill in the ACT. Doesn’t sound like much, does it. But, multiply that by the number of Solar Farms planned ??? It must be getting up towards a permanent $100pa increase to each electricity bill.
Now, the ACT Government has announced some other hair brained scheme to burn rubbish (i think ?) and use the emissions to create electricity. But, Rattenbury hasn’t announced how much this new scheme will add to each electricity bill pa.
So, why doesn’t Rattenbury release the aggregate impact of alternative sources for generating electricity on all our electricity bills ????? Surely, they must know ! But why worry us with the potential impact of that on employment in the Territory, on families, on self funded retirees, on pensioners and those already struggling with the cost of living impact of constant rises in ACT Government charges and Annual Rates ! I’m sure we are all too busy to consider that anyway.