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Tyranny in a Police State => General bad news => Topic started by: mouse on May 14, 2019, 08:23:45 am

Title: "Solar tax" makes it harder to be green, for now anyway
Post by: mouse on May 14, 2019, 08:23:45 am
I have been trying to come up with ways to be "off the grid" but its getting really frustrating.

https://www.pundit.co.nz/content/solar-tax-makes-its-harder-to-be-green-for-now

A solar tax makes it harder to go green in the short term, but could drive more customers off grid as the appeal of solar power grows
I was astounded to learnt the Hawke's Bay power lines company, a monopoly called Unison, has announced increased line charges for households generating their own electricity. This "solar tax" runs counter to New Zealand's attempts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and is one of the most stupid business decisions I've heard of in a very long time.

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Title: Re: "Solar tax" makes it harder to be green, for now anyway
Post by: FDD on May 14, 2019, 09:05:03 am
Well, there are many ways to "go off grid"

solar is one, there is also wind
https://www.otherpower.com/

there some publications that can help, and make for some good reading
 https://www.self-reliance.com/
https://www.backwoodshome.com/
https://www.motherearthnews.com/

also find a way to have your own water supply.

learn about animal husbandry, and gardening, trees.

a lot will depend on how much land you have.

Good luck

Dawg
Title: Re: "Solar tax" makes it harder to be green, for now anyway
Post by: fred.greek on May 15, 2019, 07:52:23 pm
As I read the article, the only way the power company "has a say" is if you as a solar generator want to sell your electricity to them.

If you are still grid connected, what about calculating your solar generating capacity, and setting up independent circuits in your home to be solar powered, and only using the grid on a separate circuit to power your high demand appliances?