(PRWEB) June 14, 2012
On July 1, 2012, Australia’s controversial tax on carbon emissions, known as the Carbon Tax, will be introduced. Many of the industries to whom this tax applies will pass the increase on to consumers, including the many electricity providers in the country.
The Queensland Competition Authority has just approved off peak electricity tariff increases of up to 30 per cent, a move that both farmers and small business believe will threaten their livelihoods.
Electricity price increases are also expected in NSW, SA & Victoria, and Electricity Wizard CEO, Alan Belkin is urging consumers to be proactive in identifying cheaper power supply option available to them, as it costs them nothing to shop around.
“Australian consumers have everything to gain by using our free service to find the best deal possible on electricity prices” said Mr Belkin. “They can enter just a few details on our website, or call us directly, and we will return the best solution for their particular circumstance.”
He continued “The Electricity Wizard service is absolutely free, and has already been used by over 50,000 Australians to compare rates and plans.”
Regardless of their location in Australia, farmers and small business owners will feel the increased charges immediately. Steve Greenwood, CEO of rural lobby group, Canefarmers, described the increase as a ‘big blow’, that could force some farmers off the land.
A recent report released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, found that of all agricultural sectors, it is the Dairy industry that would be hardest hit, with many dairy farmers expected to lose $4000 a year to higher electricity costs.
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“Every Australian state and territory can expect increased energy costs as a result of the introduction of the Carbon Tax, many increases have already been announced” said Mr Belkin. “So it has never been more important for domestic users, small and large business owners, to look for the best price possible for one of their ongoing expenses.”
Electricity Wizard’s free electricity prices comparison service can be accessed at electricitywizard.com.au
About Electricity Wizard
Electricity Wizard’s mission is to provide Australians with an easy way to get a better deal on their energy bills. It is dedicated to providing Australians with a free service which allows them to source a better deal for their energy bills in just a few minutes.
The Australian gas and electricity market is one of the most competitive in the world - with dozens of companies, making it extremely difficult to know if you’re choosing the right plan for you.
Electricity Wizard’s mission is to provide an easy way to find a better deal in your area. Its free comparison service has been used by over 50,000 Australians to compare rates and plans, and get a deal that better meets their needs.
When consumers contact Electricity Wizard, one of their friendly Australian staff will assess their current rates and plan, and recommend better options for their home or business.
Best of all, the service is completely free. To find a better deal on your energy bills, in minutes, visit electricitywizard.com.au