Green power consumers exit scheme as taxed
Synergy has defended its decision not to exempt green power customers.
Synergy spokesman Andrew Gaspar says it is not possible to distinguish between the type of energy, renewable or non-renewable, that is actually supplied to those households.
July 3, 2012
in Yahoo News
Dozens of customers have pulled out of a green power scheme in WA because they are being slugged with the carbon tax.
Electricity provider Synergy is passing on the costs of the carbon price to all its customers, including over 7,000 who pay a premium to support renewable energy.
The Greens and the Sustainable Energy Association have reported the move to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and the Energy Ombudsman has also been notified.
Synergy says the additional cost due to the carbon tax will be partially offset by a reduction in the natural power premium.
Green's spokesperson, Alison Xamon says the principle... [continue via Web link]