Sacrifices to the Climate Gods necessary says Gillard
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has warned that Australians face a decade of rising electricity prices and the risk of blackouts unless a carbon price is introduced next year.
"What we can really do is be really honest with people about the causes of sharply rising prices - and people have experienced sharply rising prices," she said. "One of the causes is under-investment in new electricity generation and a reason for that is lack of certainty about carbon pricing.Well, yes, that could be one of the reasons for under investment but if Julia wanted to be really honest about the cause she could also mention that infrastructure has taken second place to the ALP buying Green votes. And when she talks about lack of certainty about carbon pricing she is going to have to talk a lot more to sell the theory that offering financial sacrifices to the weather/climate gods will actually give a return. Never seemed to work for the Incas.