Hero Lobby Group ALEC Seeks To Tax Sunshine

What is even worser thantaxing the rain and by extension the heavens and G_d Himself? Taxing sunshine. Hahaha, we are just kidding, it is obviously not a problem to tax the sun because it is a proposal put forth by American heroes ALEC, and not by some dumb Dummycrat.

Whassup, ALEC? You all done making it legal to murder black children and moving onto something less fun but equally important?

Documents obtained by the Guardian show the core elements of its strategy began to take shape at the previous board meeting in Chicago in August, with meetings of its energy, environment and agriculture subcommittees.

Further details of Alec’s strategy were provided by John Eick, the legislative analyst for Alec’s energy, environment and agriculture program.

Eick told the Guardian the group would be looking closely in the coming year at how individual homeowners with solar panels are compensated for feeding surplus electricity back into the grid.

“This is an issue we are going to be exploring,” Eick said. He said Alec wanted to lower the rate electricity companies pay homeowners for direct power generation – and maybe even charge homeowners for feeding power into the grid.

“As it stands now, those direct generation customers are essentially freeriders on the system. They are not paying for the infrastructure they are using. In effect, all the other non direct generation customers are being penalised,” he said.

The makers of the energy are takers of the infrastructure, and by providing energy to the energy company, they are freeloading off the energy company.


But that's all just theory. How does ALEC's innovention work out in practice?

In November, Arizona became the first state to charge customers for installing solar panels. The fee, which works out to about $5 a month for the average homeowner, was far lower than that sought by the main electricity company, which was seeking to add up to $100 a month to customers’ bills.

Homeowners only would have had to pay $100 a month, to feed energy to the energy company? Pish tosh, what a bunch of pikers. Why not a MILLION dollars a month, ALEC? You going soft? You a RINO???


And that is when we got tired of reading, but we are sure there is nothing else important in the approximately 3,000 words remaining, so nothing to see here, move along.

[Guardian, via RawStory]

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