David Shearer’s solution to high power prices made clear… um…

David Shearer appeared on Larry Williams’ show last night to clarify…uhm….er…his…ahhh…position on…um lowering power…um…power prices.

There you go, all cleared up…got it. 

This is the graph that David Shearer posted on Facebook.



As Larry Williams pointed out most of those countries have higher prices for power than NZ. Korea is actually the cheapest of them, and their power supplier is 51% owned by the government and 49% investors, the perfect mixed ownership model.

David Shearer is so dumb his graph actually supports mixed ownership models for power. Again most fo those countries have mixed ownership of power supply companies. The only country on the graph with state control is Norway and their power prices went up.

To cap it all off for a massive own goal, the USA has experienced power price falls because since 2009 they have opened up massive fracking fields and delivered natural gas to power plants far cheaper than coal, many coal plants are now converted to gas.

So Shearer, with one little graph and no policy has stated that Labour, a) Supports fracking, b) Supports Mixed Ownership, c) proves they have no idea what they are talking about.

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