Re­new­able en­ergy can cut power prices

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS - John Har­vey Beech­worth

WE’RE all feel­ing the pain of in­creased power prices.

That’s some­thing Shadow En­ergy Min­is­ter David South­wick and Tim McCurdy ( MLA, Ovens Val­ley) get right in the re­cent ar­ti­cle, ‘ Cold re­al­ity of power prices’ ( Wan­garatta Chron­i­cle, Fri­day, Au­gust 31).

But when it comes to the causes of price rises and so­lu­tions it’s im­por­tant to make sure the com­mu­nity is get­ting the facts.

En­ergy an­a­lysts will tell you that the exit of old coal power plants and high gas prices are the real cause of bloated bills.

The Aus­tralia In­sti­tute’s Elec­tric­ity Costs re­port shows prices have in­creased at three times the rate of in­fla­tion be­cause re­tail­ers

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