Australia

Nov 2, 2012

How to take the heat out of electricity prices

With all the talk about power bills there is unique opportunity for reform. But if governments overreact it could make things worse

AGL spat the dummy a few days ago claiming it would pull up stumps on investment and marketing in South Australia because the state regulator had decided to adjust regulated tariffs to more closely reflect wholesale electricity market prices. Origin has made similar complaints about Queensland regulator decisions.

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3 thoughts on “How to take the heat out of electricity prices

  1. MJPC

    Matthew Warren may want to watch out with his comments regarding undermining investor confidence, the mining magnate rent seekers may sue for plagarism. I thought that was solely their catchcry when they thought they would lose the odd million to the MRT.

  2. Ronson Dalby

    The privatisation of once- state owned assets really does benefit citizens/taxpayers in the end, doesn’t it?

  3. Edward James

    Privatisation of once state owned and controlled energy supply. Put in place by taxpayers. Was always going to end in tears for the people least able to pay. Edward James

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