Government moves to stop use of solar energy

Dear team,

I trust you are all well and keeping safe.

I have read your exchanges on these regulations and I identify fully with
your concerns. We as your reps are as concerned too and are doing something
about these, at energy Committees of Senate and I believe the NA.

While the government does definitely need revenue, we CANNOT/NOT equate
taxation, administrative/licensing and other costs on such things as
betting with those on affordable renewable energy for citizens. It just
ISN’T ONE AND THE SAME!

Besides, the country had committed to zero rating and providing other
concessions for renewables until 2022. This change is also pointing to
uncertainties and government flip-flop on its own policy direction which is
not good for business and ease of doing business index for our country.

There’s also the matter of access to clean energy and sustainable
development. Having signed to SDGs and and the Paris agreement as well as
subsequent international and regional sustainable energy protocols, not to
mention the prominence our Constitution and our development blue print
V2030 gives to sustainable development, these regulations definitely fly in
the face of all these obligations.

We will keep an eye and ask questions to the Minister and EPRA starting
this Wednesday when we have invited them to a virtual meeting.

With Kind regards,

Abshiro.

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 11:42 Okech James via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Team,
> I believe this title is in err.
> This process is to harmonize the solar industry the same way we have other
> electrical installations.
> The government also needs the money and this another opportunity just like
> it did in betting et al.
> We should only fight for the cost not to be too high that it looks like a
> suffocation of the niche.
>
> ​
> Kind Regards,
> Eng. Okech J.
> My blog <james-okech.blogspot.com>
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>
>
> On Thursday, December 3, 2020, 8:51:47 PM GMT+3, awatila— via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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> I don’t think regulations need to go to parliament for approval.
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>
>
> regards
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> *From:* kictanet > yahoo.co.uk@lists.kictanet.or.ke> *On Behalf Of *John R. Gicharu via
> kictanet
> *Sent:* Sunday, November 29, 2020 11:43 AM
> *To:* awatila@yahoo.co.uk
> *Cc:* John R. Gicharu <john_gicharu@yahoo.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [kictanet] Government moves to stop use of solar energy
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> The chances are that if nobody rigorously campaigns/ lobbies against these
> regulations, parliament will pass them as gazzetted by EPRA.
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>
> Regards, John Gicharu
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> On Sunday, November 29, 2020, 08:20:45 AM GMT+3, John Kariuki via kictanet
> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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> There is no technical or legal Justification for discriminating one
> electrical technician from another. The regulations should therefore not be
> substantially different from the existing ones. I am not aware of any
> university which trains technicians per se. That requirement is therefore
> superfluous. Fortunately, regulations these days require approval of
> Parliament and these ones should be considered “dead on arrival”.
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>
> John Kariuki
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> On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 0:14, Alice Munyua via kictanet
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