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Making energy markets work
VCOSS submission to the review of electricity and gas retail markets in Victoria

Document published on 6 March 2017

Energy markets reportEnergy is an essential service. Yet there are signs Victoria’s energy retail markets are not operating in consumers’ interests and need reform. Energy prices have more than doubled in the past decade, and people pay very different prices depending on which ‘offer’ they are signed up for.

If the deregulated market is to survive in Victoria, energy must be made affordable, especially to low-income and otherwise vulnerable households.

VCOSS considers retail markets require reform in three main ways:

  • Making energy pricing transparent
  • Ensuring competition benefits vulnerable people
  • Reducing barriers to market engagement

Read our full submission for details.

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