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16 Oct 2021 15:24
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Claims greatly varying power costs are contributing to social inequality

    Claims greatly varying power costs are contributing to social inequality


    Consumer New Zealand and Power Switch research shows people in lower income areas are paying more for power.

    Power Switch manager Paul Fuge says these areas tend to be further from power stations and have lower populations to spread the infrastructure cost.

    He says higher prices contribute to growing inequality and energy poverty - where people have to fork out a lot of money to heat their homes.

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