An official report on Thursday said blackouts are not expected this summer. But consumers will still have to pay through the nose to make the system more reliable.
There has never been a better time for public money to go into improving the performance of Australian housing. We could have cut household bills and emissions, as well as saving construction jobs.
After a decade of rising electricity bills, prices are projected to fall thanks to new renewable generation.
The government wants the power to break up power companies if they keep prices high. There’s little to suggest it would achieve much.
Trying to keep cool this summer while not blowing the power bill? A new mobile game aims to encourage energy efficiency - and research shows it can be more effective than simple advertising campaigns.