Pay for the planet
I REFER to Trish Badgery’s letter (The Star, September 13) regarding Renewable Energy Targets.
I agree that the Solar Bonus Scheme was poorly thought through.
It was introduced at a time of growing concern about a warming climate and, although it was not fair, it did have the desired effect of reducing the burning of fossil fuels.
If, as was said, there is a proposal to remove the unfairness of the scheme, then that is a good thing and we should all applaud it.
The real issue, of course, is the problem that the scheme was introduced to fix. Our climate is still warming. It may have fallen out of favour with our politicians but there is more evidence every year that suggests we should be very, very worried about the planet we bequeath to our children and grandchildren.
To say that our government is ‘indulging in ideology’ when trying to address this issue is simply unbelievable. There is only one planet.
We need to look after it and, yes, we are going to have to pay for it. But that cost will be cheap compared with the cost of doing nothing.
— Frank Box Brighton