The tricky business of electricity tariffs

Proposed changes to the network tariff system could see lower charges for consumers. Now we just need politicians to act in the long-term interests of the electorate.

The most basic rule of energy supply, whether it is electricity or gas, is that someone has to pay. Most of the argument is about who this someone should be.

For some governments, the easiest answer is just to smear the costs across all consumers or taxpayers.

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