Electricity is just a symptom of the perils of populous governments. The only solution is to nationalise the lot.
There’s plenty of sizzle but what exactly is the sausage?
It beggars belief that any government could expect such a vast and heavily subsidised power system as Australia’s to improve or even survive in private hands. We now see the consequences of this misguided folly.
Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.
Queensland, our Sunshine State, is using gas to produce around 2GW of electricity on sunny days. So why is this resource being squandered when renewables fit the bill and could help us reach our climate targets?
Energex proposes to punish solar households that add battery storage. The network should be encouraging them.
Retailers have decided it’s their turn to extract more blood from the stone, pushing up business consumption charges by 20-40%.
Energy Australia’s move to send call centre jobs offshore is another example of Australia’s failed retail electricity market – and its cost to consumers.
The rhetoric coming out of our motherland is that nuclear is the only power source for the future! But at what cost?
Queensland has reported a $1.2bn dividend from state-owned electricity distributors Energex and Ergon. Is this tax by stealth?