Green Electricity – So It Is Overpriced

October 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm 2 comments

Queensland Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek says customers are being overcharged for the cost of gas-fired electricity.

Mr Langbroek says the ‘greener power’ is pushing up the price.

“Most people are willing to support green power as long as it’s priced fairly,” he said.

“But there doesn’t seem to be any effort from this long term Labor Government to put downward pressure on electricity prices.”

Energy minister Stephen Robertson says Queenslanders pay less for their electricity than some other states – and Mr Langbroek is wrong.

“Proof of that is the so-called ‘green power component’ of electricity bills represents just 0.3 per cent of the last retail price increase for electricity in south-east Queensland,” he said.

“It is not correct to say that this is having a significant distorting effect on electricity prices.”

Our Say

The government are a bunch of lying idiots. Queensland has one of the highest costs of electricity anywhere I have ever lived. Proof in point: a friend of mine moved from FNQ to Adelaide so he’s swapped using air con for using both heating and air con – his electricity bill was cut in half and that’s for a family of four.

And back to a point I made a while ago. It’s the electricity companies who are going to go down the pan if they don’t start investing in green technologies so why should consumers pay more for that investment? Surely we should pay less so that more people take it up, thus reducing everybody’s carbon footprint and allowing the electricity companies to move away from coal fired production.

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