Well this comes as no surprise! It was only a matter of time before the “Carbon Tax” is the excuse to jack up prices (again). Only nine months ago they got their way with an 11% rise last June. So at what point will it be cheaper to go and loiter in a shopping mall just to stay warm during winter?
TASMANIAN power bills are set to rise by an average of 26 per cent or $650 a year from July because of the carbon tax and other hikes being considered by energy regulators.
Industry sources believed the carbon tax would contribute about $140 of the total rise to the average mum’s and dad’s bill, which last year came in at $2450.
In 2010, an initial 8.7 per cent rise for the period from July 1, 2012, was approved.
But the Office of the Tasmanian Energy Regulator is now considering a raft of price rises, including whether it will pass through the carbon tax to Tasmanian residential customers. And it is expected that transmission companies will seek approval from... http://vk7hse.hobby-site.org/blog/2012/03/power-shock-no-shock/ 
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