Power bills are too high. You know it and so, now, do the politicians.
In the past decade, people are paying one third more than they used to in order to keep the lights on.
But even if bills did get cheaper, paying for energy is useless if the power goes down or climate change makes Australia inhospitable.
That’s the conundrum facing politicians today, and so far they have been unable to do much about it.
Price versus emissions versus reliability…
The theory behind the energy market is that higher prices will trigger new investment, increasing competition and keeping prices in check.
SOURCE: Gothe-Snape, Jackson. “Power Bill Pressures vs Emissions vs Reliability: Behind the new election battleground.” ABC News
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