January 30, 2009

“Rising electricity prices ‘to benefit renewable sector’”

Filed under: General,Rant — steve @ 8:08 pm

Oh dear, electricity prices are going to rise substantially – or are they? A 78% increase over two years, according to the ABC today, has been recommended by the The Western Australia Office of Energy. What??? In today’s economic climate and low consumer confidence? Does hiking up electricity prices to benefit the renewable energy sector while crippling low income families who simply would not be able to afford the cost it takes to get into ‘renewable power’ [around $10k for a basic solar power sysyem] make community sense? Well, according to the ABC’s report it has been stated as that – however, you can read the Minister’s statement [made yesterday] for yourself and make up your own mind…

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