Only in WA – Minister Nahan says ban on battery storage and EVs is “red tape gone mad”

Right now, it’s an unwieldy energy grid that’s reliant on ageing, dirty coal fired power stations and expensive gas, yet needs to be subsidised by more than $500(!) a year for each household, or a total of more than $600 million…Nahan appears to recognise that by removing those subsidies, solar and battery storage and electric vehicles will become even more attractive. The challenge is to effect the regulatory and tariff changes that allow that to happen …. and to happen fairly…Nahan said it was clear that regulators  had “not adjusted with time and technological change.”…“It’s red tape gone mad,” in reference to “ban” on exports from storage and EVs, adding that it’s a “rubbish” regulation which he didn’t know about, despite “hundreds of meetings on this issue”…decision locked in by regulators until 2017..rules set in 2012 they didn’t have enough information about technologies.

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