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Solarquotes: Solar Council’s electorates map destroys ‘rich’ theory

pottspointThere’s a false perception in Australia — perpetrated in part by the anti-solar brigade and their fellow travellers — that the only people who invest in domestic solar systems are those who are rich. According to this theory it is only those in the more affluent parts of Australia that have the resources to afford solar panels. Working and lower middle class families apparently don’t have them on their roofs because they are out of their price range.

The argument follows that they (the rich) therefore shouldn’t be entitled to the so-called “middle class welfare” of solar rebates. On occasion the unstated extension of this argument is that subsidies should any government subsidies be on offer, they should only be directed towards *coughs* … ahem … fossil fuel industries. Read More here

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