Reply To: Positive changes at An Taisce
With regard to cost of infrastructure – the cost of getting hooked up to electricty is the same whether you live in urban or rural for a single house. We live in a regulated market, and everyone has to be treated equal according to the regulator. It costs ALOT MORE to construct the services to a rural house. So effectively all of the country’s electricity customers (i.e. everyone) is subsidising these one off houses.
Where the houses are built is another matter – but why should the rest of us make the ride easy for them? We’re such a friendly country we want to live as far from each other as possible. Fine – do so, but you have to pick up your own tab.