Saturday, 14 February 2009

A shock from the electricity bill

Have just received our electricity bill. The price of electricity is now five times , yes 5 times, what we pay for a kilowatt hour in the UK. The increase was itemized in small print on page 4 of the supporting notes - naturally no pre-notification of the increase had been sent out or explanation posted on the company website. Consumer rights and protection are unheard of here. Guess it's the price you have to pay in a country with no nuclear power generating capacity, no gas or oil reserves of its own, and a reliance on Russia for its energy supplies. It could also be something to do with the freezing weather this winter which has kept us in much more than last year. Today we have seen minus seven and snow. The boyz have loved it but the little ones hip has started to play up in the sub zero temperatures.

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