Power price rise sparks backlash

MEMBER for Mount Gambier Troy Bell says he is disgusted by the decision of three major electricity providers to increase prices throughout the state.

Last week, AGL announced standing offer electricity prices in South Australia will increase 18pc next financial year and Origin and Energy Australia quickly followed with similar revelations.

Mr Bell said this was a result of a poorly planned transition to renewable energy.

“The State Government put forward a 40pc renewable energy target without any clear pathway,” he said.

“I’m not against renewable energy by any means, it is the way of the future, but a more ordered transition into it

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