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20 May, 2024
 
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Why does the EAC block the installation of solar panels?

''We can no longer talk vaguely about ''someone in the EAC'' or ''someone in some offices.'' The time has come for names to be called and for each worker to do their job.''

Onasagoras

Onasagoras

"The weaker the government, the stronger the bureaucracy," said the French anthropologist Gustave Le Bon. And he didn't say it by accident. Especially in Cyprus, bureaucratic agencies have blocked even the best intentions of a government (yes, it happens sometimes) just to flex their muscles. This has been happening in Cyprus with the issue of solar energy for decades. As a result, a country with year-round sunshine like Cyprus has the most expensive energy costs in Europe instead of the cheapest!

The EAC (Electricity Authority of Cyprus) - another painful chapter that I'll discuss later - is blocking a development that it should be promoting with all its might, using various excuses, sometimes valid, but often unfounded reasons.

The EAC (Electricity Authority of Cyprus) is blocking a development that it should be promoting with all its might, using various excuses, sometimes valid, but often unfounded reasons.

And I still have a question:  I know in Cyprus, these questions seem almost comical, but in serious countries, they're already being put into action.

The chairman of the Energy Committee, Mr. Hatzigiannis (no, he's not the brother of the deputy minister; it's just a synonym), complained that various "kingdoms" of the problematic state machinery constantly create bureaucratic and other problems for citizens who wish to install photovoltaics in their homes. That is, we pay insane salaries to various drones to obstruct our country's path to green growth, either willfully or due to inexplicable incompetence.

We can no longer talk vaguely about "someone in the EAC" or "someone in some offices." The time has come for names to be called and for each worker to do their job. There should be dismissals and even imprisonments where obstacles are set for specific interests.

The interest of our country and suffering citizens is clear - every home should have photovoltaic panels. The state should help with this effort, with legislation that forces even those who don't want photovoltaics to install them. We're almost half a century late, and any further delay by any armchair centaur cannot and should not be tolerated.

But of course, because we do everything upside down in this place, instead of promoting every home and photovoltaic, we've managed to create every home and hump. We'll talk about curves next week. Love the sun. It will save us from the criminal courts, despite many interests.

 [This article was translated from its Greek original]

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