Hydro saved Tasmania Really?

Hydro saved Tasmania from shocking electricity price hikes, says energy regulator HYDRO saved Tasmania from shocking electricity price hikes in 2012-13, a report by the Australian Energy Regulator says. The State of the Energy Market report found average Tasmanian electricity bills rose by 3 per cent because of the carbon tax, compared with a 12 … Read more

It’s No Wonder (we’re feeling bitter)

Hydro Tasmania records historic before-tax profit of $238 million ENERGY giant Hydro Tasmania has recorded the largest profit in its history. The company is crediting increased revenue from renewable exports, the carbon price and increased exports across the Bass Strait for a $238 million before-tax profit for the 2012-2013 financial year. The result will bring … Read more

It's No Wonder (we're feeling bitter)

Hydro Tasmania records historic before-tax profit of $238 million ENERGY giant Hydro Tasmania has recorded the largest profit in its history. The company is crediting increased revenue from renewable exports, the carbon price and increased exports across the Bass Strait for a $238 million before-tax profit for the 2012-2013 financial year. The result will bring … Read more

Aurora sale in doubt (no surprises)

Power pledge in jeopardy THE State Government could be forced to pull the plug on Tasmania’s landmark energy reforms on the back of undisclosed advice from Treasury. Energy Minister Bryan Green yesterday confirmed bidding by potential buyers of Aurora Energy’s customer base had been closed almost three weeks before the planned October 14 cut-off. Tasmanians … Read more

Yo DJ Spin That Wheel…

POWER prices in Tasmania are set to drop by 5.23 per cent next year — in line with retail contestability. The drop could see the average Tasmanian household save about $140 a year. The independent Tasmanian Economic Regulator yesterday approved a State Government proposal to see a drop in power prices for Tasmanian households from … Read more

A promise bound to be broken!

A LOWER price for power in Tasmania is due to be set within weeks. Deputy Premier and Energy Minister Bryan Green today said the Economic Regulator’s report had confirmed the state’s electricity prices would fall from January next year. The new prices would be set by the Economic Regulator after the State Government recommended tariffs … Read more

And it’s only getting better?

HEATING tariffs for Tasmanians to warm their homes at a cheaper rate could be a thing of the past with the introduction of new retailers. The State Government has asked new retailers entering the Tasmanian market to honour Aurora’s hydro heat tariff for the first 2½ years but after July 2016 the discount will be … Read more

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