The Conversation fact checks claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9.35pm. The result of policies was that South Australians confronted the highest electricity charges within the country. Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher, speaking on Q&A, March 19, 2018 – During an episode of Q&A, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said that South Australia has the highest retail electricity charges in the country.
However, Fletcher went on to mention that the costs had been the outcome of SA Premier Jay Weatherills energy policies, which included the introduction of also a renewable energy target. Was Fletcher correct? Assessing the origin – In response to a petition for sources and comment, a spokesman for Fletcher pointed The Chat to the Australian Energy Market Commissions 2017 Residential Electricity Price Trends report, wholesale power cost data out of the Australian Energy Market Operator, as …Read More