Source: Daily Telegraph
THE cost of cooling your home and cooking dinner could double under a new Gillard government power proposal.
Charging consumers more for electricity during the evening peak, and less at other times, is among a raft of “policy options” contained in a discussion paper made public yesterday.
The plan would involve a statewide rollout of so-called “smart meters”, which have caused anger among some consumers whose bills have risen sharply. Other proposals put forward in the paper include minimum energy standards for appliances, rebates and green building regulations.