According to Jackson Stiles , writing on 16 June 2017 in the online news website, The New Daily, ”[p]ower bills will soar by hundreds of dollars next month in east coast states, and experts blame policy uncertainty in Canberra".

The article quotes Dylan McConnell, an energy expert at Melbourne University, as saying:  “ ... years of policy uncertainty resulted in barely any new generators being built to replace the withdrawal of ageing coal and gas-fired power stations.

This has forced the National Energy Market (which supplies to NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, TAS and the ACT) to rely more heavily on expensive gas-fired generators to fill gaps in supply."

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AuthorRay Dennis