Affordable clean energy for people on low incomes04 February 2019
This report is the final in the ACOSS–Brotherhood of St Laurence series on improving support for low-income households through the transition to clean energy. It models policy solutions that would reduce the amount that people on low incomes spend on energy, in order to relieve their energy stress and support a faster transition to clean energy.
The results clearly show that measures focused on reducing the size of energy bills (investment in energy efficiency in homes and implementing a fair regulated retail price) and improving people’s capacity to pay (increasing Newstart and better targeted concessions) have a positive impact on reducing energy costs for people on low incomes.
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