Gillard's energy gift of hot air

Julia Gillard's promise to cut power bills by $250 a year looks less convincing when looking at post-COAG comments. In fact, power users are unlikely to find any Christmas cheer from the prime minister this time around.

It wasn't long ago that a clear pathway to more sustainable power prices was laid out before Australia.

As ministers were first gearing up for the COAG meeting on power issues, a bold statement from the Energy Supply Association’s Matthew Warren echoed in the air.

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