Why is the impact of the carbon price on household electricity bills different depending on which state or territory you live in?
The impact of the carbon price on household electricity bill varies from state-to-state for a number of reasons. Actual prices rises will depend on by whether your state or territory is connected to large wholesale electricity markets, such as the National Electricity Market on the east coast. It also varies because different states generate their electricity from a combination of brown coal, black coal, gas, hydro, wind and solar power. The rules regarding the regulation of electricity prices also vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.