Victorian gov't urged to reform energy sector13th Jul 2012
The energy sector in its current form is not doing its job properly, with everyday consumers at a disadvantage for regulatory decisions on energy network charges.
So now it is time to take action - or at least that's what has been decided in Victoria.
Michael O'Brien, minister for energy and resources, said that households need every bit of assistance possible to buffer themselves against the rising cost of energy.
And who could blame them? With the introduction of the carbon tax on July 1, many Australians fear that their bills may be higher than usual in the foreseeable future.
Michael continued: "This report strongly backs the Coalition Government arguments that the
current appeals regime is not delivering the best results for consumers.
"Victoria will continue to make the case for a fairer regulatory system that gives electricity consumers a fair go."
Staying true to its word, the Victorian government also recently released a number of energy saving tips to help locals lower the impact of the carbon tax.
It recommended that people make the most of solar power rebates and install renewable energy sources to provide electricity to their homes.
Posted by Bob Dawson