Government moves to stop use of solar energy

Hon. Senator

Thank you for this assurance. It is much appreciated.

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*Ali Hussein*

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On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 4:42 PM Abshiro Halake via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> 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>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, December 3, 2020, 8:51:47 PM GMT+3, awatila— via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I don’t think regulations need to go to parliament for approval.
>>
>>
>>
>> regards
>>
>>
>>
>> *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
>>
>>
>>
>> The chances are that if nobody rigorously campaigns/ lobbies against
>> these regulations, parliament will pass them as gazzetted by EPRA.
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards, John Gicharu
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sunday, November 29, 2020, 08:20:45 AM GMT+3, John Kariuki via
>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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”.
>>
>>
>>
>> John Kariuki
>>
>>
>>
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>> On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 0:14, Alice Munyua via kictanet
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