Progressive Conservative Energy critic Chris d’Entremont says the Liberal government is letting Nova Scotians down by allowing not one, but two power rate increases, less than one month into 2014.
“During the election, the Liberals promised to give families relief on their power bills,” said d’Entremont. “Now, they’ve allowed two back-to-back increases. It’s simply unacceptable and Nova Scotians deserve better.”
Despite the fact Nova Scotia already has the highest power rates in the country, Nova Scotia Power increased rates across the province by three per cent on January 1st. On Wednesday, ratepayers saw a second increase, this time delivered through a rise in the Efficiency Nova Scotia charge. This increase will mean a $1 fee will be added to a monthly charge of about $4 on power bills.
“Nova Scotians needed to see change. Unaffordable power rates are hurting families and driving away jobs,” said d’Entremont.