Decades of inaction and the lack of any comprehensive energy policy among our state and federal politicians is strangling the Australian economy.
AUSTRALIA HAS AMONG THE VERY HIGHEST ELECTRICITY PRICES IN THE WORLD.
AND NO ONE HAS A CLUE WHY.
WHERE IS ALL OUR MONEY GOING?
We have our own coal and natural gas. We ship this coal and gas to China and Japan, who produce and sell this electricity at HALF what we pay!
We have a fairly compact population (92% within 30km of the coastline).
- CANADA .128¢ kWh ERGON (CAIRNS) .221¢ kWh
- USA .101¢ kWh ENERGY AUS (NSW) .244¢ kWh
- CHINA .092¢ kWh GERMANY .142¢ kWh
|AND DESPITE AUSTRALIANS PAYING AMONG THE HIGHEST PRICES IN THE|
WORLD, OUR COAL POWER PLANTS ARE ALSO THE DIRTIEST.
CLEARLYTHE OWNERS OF THESE PLANTS AREN'T
INVESTING IN THEIR OPERATIONS.
Electricity prices are now strangling Australian retail, strangling Australian manufacturing, and standing on the neck of Australian consumers.
And still we have no energy policy. Shame on the ALP! Shame on the LNP!