Green power consumers question carbon tax

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 is outrageous.

“It makes an absolute mockery of those customers who have done the right thing from the very beginning by purchasing green power,” she said… Read more


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