Kelvin Thomson MP: "It seems to me that a key driver of rising electricity prices that doesn’t get much attention in the electricity prices debate is population growth. This growth was driving electricity prices up at twice the rate of CPI long before the carbon price ever showed up. I did a detailed speech in Parliament in late 2010 about this issue, which pointed out that electricity prices in Sydney and Melbourne had doubled in the previous decade, which was twice the rate of CPI."
Population a key driver of Electricity Prices
[Originally published at http://kelvinthomson.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/electricity-prices.html Headings are by candobetter.net editor]