Energy + Water

Archive of posts in the 'Energy + Water' category

People with MS and Parkinson’s Disease at risk with rising power bills

June 9, 2009

A report released this week by MS Australia has found that people with medically induced heat intolerance spend almost ten-times as much as average households to keep cool and this situation is set to worsen dramatically due to electricity price … read more

Anguish as electricity prices set to rise again

May 21, 2009

HOUSEHOLDS face a 20 per cent increase in their electricity bills after the state’s pricing regulator agreed to rises yesterday.

Spare us from another flawed privatisation – do it properly

April 13, 2009

Today the NSW Minister for Finance, Joe Tripodi, jets off on a roadshow for the latest privatisation drive, the long-debated power sell-off. With last year’s political brawl a distant memory, he and a team of advisers will spruik their revamped … read more

Privatisation plans may create duopoly

March 11, 2009

PLANS to privatise the NSW electricity retailers may create a duopoly between the two dominant players, AGL and Origin Energy, analysts say.

50 houses a day have electricity cut off

March 10, 2009

AS MANY as 50 households a day in NSW are having their electricity disconnected because they cannot afford their bill, even though suppliers must offer payment plans to help families in financial difficulties.

50 households a day disconnected from electricity

March 10, 2009

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today expressed concern that up to 50 households a day were having their electricity cut off for failing to pay their bill. The latest figures released by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) … read more

Central Coast residents to pay more for water

March 4, 2009

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today expressed concern about rising water prices on the Central Coast and urged the NSW Government and Gosford and Wyong Councils to assist low-income households to maintain access to affordable water. The Independent Pricing … read more

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme must work for low income and disadvantaged households

February 23, 2009

Any proposed carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS) must ensure that the welfare of low-income and disadvantaged households is protected, according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). The impact of the CPRS on disadvantaged households will be the focus of … read more

Energy and water disconnections on the rise in mortgage belt

January 29, 2009

New research released today by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) shows a considerable increase in the number of working families being disconnected from energy and water services for failing to pay bills. The new report, Cut Off II: The … read more

White Paper lacks energy efficiency focus

December 14, 2008

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to provide financial assistance to households in response to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) but expressed disappointment about the absence of details about energy efficiency measures. Recent … read more

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