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Tag: "electricity prices"

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LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

New report says LNP and One Nation support for uneconomic coal fired power station would force prices up in Queensland, and add to system security risks.

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NEG will replace electricity markets with Soviet-style state planning

NEG will replace electricity markets with Soviet-style state planning

The NEG is the end of the electricity market as we know it. Effectively, it puts the regulators at the centre of the industry. It is the Australian energy equivalent of “Gosplan”, the State Planning Committee.

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Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

If you ask mainstream media, renewables are the key driver of Australia’s rising power prices; a scourge that’s at its worst in South Australia. Yeah, nah.

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Voters blame energy companies – and PM – for sky-high power prices

Voters blame energy companies – and PM – for sky-high power prices

More than four times as many people blame Malcolm Turnbull for sky-high power prices than renewable energy companies. That power campaign went well didn’t it!

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Failed experiment: Now it's retail arms gaming energy consumers

Failed experiment: Now it’s retail arms gaming energy consumers

First it was the networks, then generators. Now it’s the retail arms gouging consumers. A bipartisan review of Victoria’s retail electricity market reveals a failed experiment that has delivered the most inflated power bills in Australia.

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New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

A call to retailers; Information about discounts will be simpler, but you’ll still have to do the legwork to shop around.

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Turnbull "eyeballs" energy bosses, kids himself on solution

Turnbull “eyeballs” energy bosses, kids himself on solution

Big energy retailers didn’t so much blink, as wink in face of Turnbull’s “eyeballing” episode. Here’s why they will be high fiving each other in the Qantas lounge at Canberra airport.

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Regulator: It's OK to charge customers more for energy

Regulator: It’s OK to charge customers more for energy

IPART submission to energy price inquiry appears to suggest it’s OK to exploit consumers if they don’t have time or knowledge to search for discounts.

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Soaring power prices caused by "decade of policy instability"

Soaring power prices caused by “decade of policy instability”

Report says fundamental failure to deliver national, coordinated, stable energy and climate policy a major factor in pushing up electricity prices.

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MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

New data shows that energy consumers are paying more than they think in their bills, and more than what the regulator admits.

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MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

The latest guide to retail electricity prices across the major states in Australia.