Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Facts About Electricity Prices

There's a fair amount of panic and fear being whipped up about the effect of pollution action on electricity prices, so the Climate Institute did some number crunching to clear it all up - and put the results in a cool infographic.

They tallied up all the effects on electricity price - with and without 'pollution action'. This was the final result.

It turns out that the price on pollution is a minor factor compared to all the other factors. So what does it cost us to choose a clean energy future over a polluting one?

That sounds like a bargain to me. $2.45 a week for a clean energy future - as a society, we can afford that. As the infographic mentions, we throw away 5 times as much food as that every week.

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