How much more could we be paying for our electricity? Here are some sobering estimates for 2012-2013 projections.
A Sydney Morning Herald article points to an Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) study released today, suggesting that the annual bill for a typical Sydney household will climb to $2012 by 2012-13 if the carbon price is set at $26 per tonne.
That's a little less than double current costs. By 2015, those costs are expected to have exceeded double. Gulp!
Given we have little direct control over where prices will head, this puts the ability to control what we are using squarely in the picture as one of the key things we can do to reduce the impact of rising costs.