Advocacy Kit: Energy & Low Income Tasmanians

TasCOSS has compiled an Advocacy Kit to support you and your organisation advocate on behalf of low income Tasmanians coping with electricity costs.

In addition to facts and statistics, the Kit contains the voices of Tasmanians talking about their experiences with paying energy costs and staying warm.

You are welcome to use the information to support your advocacy work, grant applications, program design and so on.

*Members only* We have a limited number of  hard copies of the kit available. Members are invited to contact us for a copy.

The Energy Advocacy Kit includes:

You can also find our various submissions and reports about energy in our library.

Further & More Detailed Information on Energy

 


2021/2022 TasCOSS Budget Priorities Statement: Household Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Energy is an essential service — one that is fundamental to community, family, individual health and wellbeing and overall economic activity.

Energy Consumers Australia Grant

TasCOSS has been awarded a grant from Energy Consumers Australia to continue its Tasmanian Affordable Energy Project.

Australian Energy Regulator’s Draft Decision on the TasNetworks Transmission and Distribution Determination 2019 to 2024

Australian Energy Regulator’s Draft Decision on the TasNetworks Transmission and Distribution Determination 2019 to 2024

TasCOSS Submission to ACCC Inquiry Into Retail Electricity Supply and Pricing

For many people, choices about energy are confusing and burdensome, rather than beneficial and empowering.

Do your clients need help managing energy costs?

Free resources are available to assist community service workers to better help clients with energy costs. Electricity bills continue to be a challenge for Tasmanians living on low incomes and many others.

Briefing Note: Electricity Prices in Tasmania – About The Government Price Cap

So although there was no spike in the cost to Hydro of generating power, Tasmanians were set to pay a substantially higher wholesale price.

Stay Warm and Save Money: A Guide to Reducing Your Energy Bills

There are lots of simple ways to reduce power costs – even if you live in a rental house.

TasCOSS submission: Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

TasCOSS has made a submission to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market that includes responses to: The matter of choice; and Meeting the needs of vulnerable consumers.

Gas Industry Bill: Opportunity for ‘head of power’

We see this Draft Bill as an opportunity to not only provide a “head of power” to the Minister to require a gas retailer to offer supply.