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Strategy to pull plug on rising power bills

POSTED September 7, 2012

AUSTRALIA'S electricity market is set for a radical overhaul designed to stop power bills rising, under a new strategy outlined by the Australian Energy Markets Commission.

The commission's report represents a sea change in thinking for the nation's power grid operators, which have resorted to building more poles and wires to cope with short bursts of peak ener [..]

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Labor eyes campaign to explain power bills

POSTED May 24, 2012

THE federal government is working on plans to include an insert with household electricity bills later this year to explain the impact of the carbon tax.

Copies of a working version of the insert seen by The Australian say the tax contributes 9c out of every extra dollar in the power bills, retail 20c, wholesale electricity 20c and poles and wires 51c. The insert [..]

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