Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Taxes, fees: the worldwide battle between utilities and solar

<img src="http://www.davidsellers.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/1958823582_2014-09-29T182907Z-1-LYNXNPEA8S0V1-RTROPTP-2-SCOTLAND-EIGG-WIDERIMAGE.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="The sun is reflected on solar panels which produce renewable energy, on the island of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland” align=”left” title=”The sun is reflected on solar panels which produce renewable energy, on the island of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland” border=”0″ />By Tracy Rucinski and Byron Kaye MADRID/SYDNEY (Reuters) – (This version of the Sept. 28 story has been repeated with no changes in text) A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a law forcing solar energy-equipped homes and offices to pay a punitive tax, architect Inaki Alonso re-installed a 250 watt solar panel on a beam over his Madrid roof terrace. "The government wanted people to be afraid to generate their own energy, but they haven’t dared to actually pass the law," Alonso said as he tightened screws on the panel on a sunny summer day this month. …


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