No power sav­ings

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

I RE­FER to the re­moval of the car­bon tax and the sav­ings we will make on our elec­tric­ity bills. Has any­one else no­ticed on their elec­tric­ity bills that on the same day the car­bon tax was re­moved, the tar­iff price of elec­tric­ity went up? Yep, that’s right, the money we would have saved with the re­moval of the car­bon tax has ac­tu­ally been negated by the price rise, so much in fact that the bill is ac­tu­ally dearer now even with the re­moval of the tax. We used about 95 hours less of elec­tric­ity in the last quar­ter, and with the re­moval of the tax, our bill still rose by about $40. So much for the sav­ings we were told we would get with the re­moval of the tax. Once again, the sav­ings are given out by one body and ripped away by another, but I guess we can’t have the elec­tric­ity company go­ing with­out prof­its or pay rises, can we? I hope no­body was count­ing on that lit­tle ex­tra money in their pock­ets. Pity we can’t get com­pe­ti­tion with the elec­tric­ity in this area. Any­body know of a good place to buy can­dles and lanterns? STEVE FOSTER South Kolan

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