The Advertiser today (26/11/13) has an article "We are in a power of debt" which reveals in South Australia, unpaid energy bills total more than $30 million and that figure is only to grow. The Australian Energy Regulator's recent report shows that 39,626 SA households owed on average $700 for electricity and $265 for gas in the June quarter. Also, SA households pay a higher proportion of income towards energy bills than those in other mainland states, despite being among lowest of energy users.
The cause of the undesirable situation can be laid at the feet of ex-Premier Mike Rann, a Greenpeace member and promoter of windmills and other useless renewable energy projects (remember the now defunct geothermal project up north?). South Australia does NOT need expensive wind or solar energy projects when it has plentiful coal and gas resources, and also the largest uranium mine in the world. Mike Rann was a Green devotee and now we see the result in our power bills. Let's stop all this Green/Labor eco-religious fantasy and instead sensibly develop our coal and gas resources for the benefit of all.