New Study: Australians pay $1,300 per household in hidden climate bills each year

New Study: Australians pay $1,300 per household in hidden climate bills each year. By Dr Alan Moran.

Climate policies and renewable subsidies:

  • Cost households at least $13 billion annually, or around $1,300 per household.
  • Account for 39% of household electricity bills, not 6.5% the Government typically quotes.
  • Causes a net loss of jobs in the economy; with every green subsidised job created, 2.2 jobs are lost. …

The cost of these climate policies to household electricity bills is an extra $536 per annum, significantly more than the touted $90 per household per annum. … The total cost to households, if we add the higher electricity costs passed on through businesses, equals $13 billion or $1300 per household. …

As a result of climate change policies, Australia’s electricity supply, having been amongst the lowest cost in the world, has become high cost and unreliable. …

The average wholesale price for the years 2008/09 – 2014/15 was $45.4 per MWh and more than doubled to over $92.5 per MWh in 2018/19. This increase is purely because of the effect of climate policies and renewables.

Joanne Nova:

Australians could save $13 billion dollars a year if they weren’t forced to pay for pagan climate witchery.

If the bill collector knocked at the door and demanded $1,300 dollars each year to try to stop storms and floods a century from now, there would be riots in the streets. Instead the money is buried in complexity and taken in slices through unlabeled bills and receipts throughout the year. …

Malcolm Roberts, a One Nation Senator, has commissioned a study by Alan Moran to add up the cost. But why did he have to do that? Where was the Treasury, the Minister for Energy, the CSIRO, the ABC, the Labor Party, the State Premiers, and all our universities? All apparently, are out to lunch with the vested interests or running chicken, afraid of being called names.

Alan Moran adds up the state and federal subsidies, including the renewable schemes (like the SRET) that charge every electricity user for other people’s solar panels. He also includes the costs to businesses from higher electricity charges — which are invariably passed on to consumers in their purchases. Those frozen peas at Coles have a hidden carbon tax.

Labor likes to say “make the polluters pay”. But in the end, it’s always people who pay, no matter how the charge is hidden. But the Liberals are complicit too (with a few brave exceptions like Craig Kelly). What happened to the free market?

Why are solar and wind “the way of the future” but twenty years later and people still need to be forced to buy them or they’d go out of business? Enough’s enough.

Isn’t it amazing that due diligence has never been performed on the climate models that justify all this? No one in government has been paid to check them since 1979, when the Charney Report failed to notice the error.

hat-tip Mark Ellis