Can we win, I have power saving bulbs, I don't use half as much
electricity as I used to. I am very careful. But it seems to me that if
everyone is doing this, the power companies would lose out. So they put
their tarrifs up.
They can't lose
As with water meters,the eventual result is for the companies to acquire the
ability to fine trim their profits.
Smart meters will also enable the application of carbon taxes/ rolling
brownouts when our total lack of an energy policy bears it's inevitable
Remember where you read it first!
I'm sure they won't lose - but electricity is cheaper for lower overall
demand levels than when everyone is asking for more (the capital cost of
adding new generating capacity is huge; and the switchable generators are
expensive per Unit).
Sure, the retailers' margin per Unit would need to rise - but that isn't the
same as the per Unit selling price having to rise.
Unfortunately, many retail tarrifs still charge a premium for the first
so-many units - which sends entirely the wrong message to the consumer.
Well - a meter has cut our water & waste bills by 65% (and yes - we shower
every day, water the garden in summer etc)
Totally agree (except for the apostrophe ;-) ) - esp re nuclear. Sadly,
people believe the scare stories, and politicians are always short-termist.
Nuclear is plentiful, once the infrastructure is in place (and plant
renewals handled properly) - and true all-up cost will compare favourably
with alternatives in the long term (40 - 100 years).
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