Thursday, June 15, 2017

Next time you read your increased power bill, blame Tony Abbott

Electricity prices paid by households are about to rapidly increase and the single person who is probably most responsible is Tony Abbott.

‘Shouting slogans while someone talks policy is a
fitting metaphor for Mr Abbott’s contribution to the
 climate change debate’. 
It has been claimed that in a party room meeting Tuesday afternoon, Abbott was interjecting while Craig Laundy was speaking in favour of a clean energy target. Shouting slogans while someone talks policy is a fitting metaphor for Abbott’s contribution to the climate change debate.

The Finkel report highlights what is currently wrong in Australia’s energy policy: there isn’t one. We haven’t had an effective energy policy since Abbott abolished the carbon price and replaced it with nothing. The result of this has been a lack of investment certainty.

This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. It’s what experts were warning about for years. A failure to tackle climate change will have higher costs in the long run. But it seems that when it comes to energy policy, ignoring experts is what Australia does.


Read The Guardian story by Matt Grudnoff - “Next time you read your increased power bill, blame Tony Abbott.”

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