Authorities are cracking down on people who wish to live ‘off grid’.
Renewable energy solutions such as solar panels are becoming increasingly popular for people fed up with extortionate energy bills.
People are switching to renewable energy alternatives to expensive energy companies and their dictatorial methods.
As people become more independent and are choosing to turn their backs on the energy companies however, the government are cracking down on this expression of freedom.
The Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC) have imposed a tax on people who get their electricity from solar power, while regular electricity users have been exempt.
The reason being that NV Energy are put out by regular customers benefiting from the Nevada sunshine and eating into potential profits for the company.
The Las Vegas Sun printed a letter from one concerned resident who said she felt ”financially ambushed.” by the decision.
”With the new pricing for [net metering] customers, the value or price of the energy they produce will be vastly reduced,”
This cynical decision highlights the desire for the energy companies not to provide accessible, affordable power to consumers, but rather they want the monopoly of the business and don’t want the power to be in the hands of the people.
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