Lynne Holroyd writes in The Age (13/3/14) and we agree:
"The shameful last-ditch fight of big coalminers and power retailers against renewable energy should be seen for what it is: a doomed, Canute-like fight to preserve profits and hold back the inevitable. Coal-fired power stations have had plenty of warning to draw up a business plan that acknowledges two obvious developments: that clean energy would keep getting cheaper and the world would be forced to act on climate change. If they are finding the going tough, they should, to use the Prime Minister's words, 'put their house in order'. Why should householders be threatened with extra charges for solar because these dinosaurs refuse to plan a fast transition to clean power?"