Power to the people at last: energy summit heralds lower bills

Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg.

Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg.

When you open your power bill, it’s not hard to be confused.

There are facts, figures and diagrams about your electricity usage, past and present, and kilowatt-hours, dollars and percentages.

There are details about your greenhouse gas emissions and a table to compare your electricity consumption with that of other households in the area. Not to mention the supply charge, which is on top of usage costs.

Then there is a single line about your discount, but it’s not often clear as to how long the discount lasts, exactly what it is a discount on and whether there is a better deal available.

This is where government and energy retailers working together can and must do better, and it is why the Prime Minister has invited the leading retailers to Canberra today.

There are plenty of good ideas to work through, in part thanks to the contribution of key bodies such as St Vincent de Paul, Energy Consumers Australia and the Grattan Institute, among others.

First, we need to equip families with the best and most timely information available in a format that every Australian can understand.

&++++ !++!++ #!+ ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. &++++ !++!++ ! ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ #! ++. ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ ##+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ #! ++.

&++++ !++!++ #!+ ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. &++++ !++!++ ! ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ #! ++. ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ ##+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ #! ++.

&++++ !++!++ #!+ ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. &++++ !++!++ ! ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ #! ++. ++ !++!++#+ #+ ++ !++!++ ##+!+. &++++ !++!++ !# ++. #+ ++ !++!++ #+!+. &++++ !++!++ #! ++.

Enter your details to receive a free trial to Pipeline, Plant & Offshore

Thank you for signing up for the Pipeline, Plant & Offshore trial.