Posts from category: Electricity Prices


Electricity prices rise from July 1st 2016

Without much fanfare electricity retailers have raised their prices for electricity from July 1st 2016. The price increases vary from around 3% to a whopping 20% so it really pays to shop around for the best deal and don’t be afraid to ask for a discount. The...

Electricity pricing review

Plastered across the news last week was the latest report from the Queensland Productivity Commission about electricity pricing in QLD. Once again solar power came in for a slating with extravagant claims that the old 44 cent per kWh feed in tariff will cost $4.4bn...

Electricity prices to surge by 13.5%

The Queensland Competition Authority have just approved a 13.5% increase in the cost of electricity from July 1st 2014. This rise comes on top of the 22% increase that came into effect on the 1st July 2013 bringing the total increase to 35.5% over 2 years. Once again...
Is solar really pushing up electricity prices?

Is solar really pushing up electricity prices?

February 25, 2013 The attached discussion was broadcast on ABC 612AM Brisbane on the 25th February – it features Dr Liam Wagner who is a member of the energy economics and management group at the University of QLD who is being interviewed by Steve Austin....
Massive Electricity Price Rise announced

Massive Electricity Price Rise announced

 February 22, 2013 The Courier Mail today reported that a massive double digit hike in Electricity prices has been announced by the Queensland Competition Authority – as usual solar power is unfairly named as as contributing factor whilst the impact of...
QLD electricity prices frozen but…

QLD electricity prices frozen but…

 April 25, 2012 Even though Campbell Newman has frozen electricity prices you are still going to pay more – protect yourself from rising prices by installing a quality solar power and solar hot water system from Sunshine Coast Solar Centre. Contact us today....

Electricity Prices to surge 22%

 The Queensland opposition are warning of a possible 22% hike in electricity costs next financial year partly due to the national carbon tax legislation which was passed in the lower house yesterday. Treasury modelling shows electricity could rise by 10% next year...

NEWS: Electricity prices to double by 2015

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 21 (UPI) — By 2015, Australia’s electricity will cost more than double its 2008 price, a new study indicates. Among the factors responsible for Australia’s energy price increases have been massive investment in transmission and distribution...

Electricity prices to triple in next 10 years

 From: The Australian ELECTRICITY prices across Australia were likely to triple over the next 10 years, Origin Energy chief executive Grant King warned yesterday. Mr King told the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia in Sydney that a combination of the...

NSW Business spared huge electricity price rises

April 13, 2010 BIG businesses in NSW have been spared the crippling 64 per cent increase in power bills that families and small businesses will be forced to pay. The NSW State Government has even set the terms of reference for independent body that oversees regulation...

WA Electricity Prices to leap by 17.5%

March 9, 2010 Did you know household gas and electricity charges are set to rise again from next month? Electricity prices will rise by 7.5% from April 1st, and a further 10% on July the first. The government says the average annual cost increase for consumers will be...