As we the people should know by now, this government of the DDP is best at??? Oh yeah, EVADIND responsibilities, how the DDP government’s consideration of winning the elections had, screwed the entire country over, and now, we are looking at the cost of electricity, at its, highest, rate, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
The cost of electricity evaluation committee announced yesterday, that there would be an average of 8.4-percent increase in the cost of electricity, for the high capacity usage facilities, there will be a hike of fifteen-percent in costs, it’d gotten to the highest estimated cost of electricity by the Taipower Company, it’d made the businesses cried. On the angle of the consumer’s, the larger usage clients, for the sake of their business sales, they would need more electricity, and surely, they should be paying at a higher rate, but, as the entire global economy heads into recession, the government of Tsai came up with this way, of making the cost of electricity to hike up to an all-time high for the maximum capacity users, is this the government’s, only choice?
Originally, there’s no need to hike up the cost of electricity all the way up to 8.4-percent. Reason why this happened, first, it was to cover over the seven straight years’ worth of not increasing the cost of electricity: those seven years’ of no hike in electricity, is based solely off of political considerations, the populist opinions, worrying that the increase at once would make get the people back to the mindset of how when the former president,
Ma had ruled, with the dual hikes in costs of gas and electricity, all of these accumulated, and it’d made Taipower lacked the means to patch up the holes, to lower the uncontrolled risks that Taipower is now, shouldering. But, just for this year, the Taipower Company had lost more than the 8.4-percent rate increase, by three, four times, to the ceiling rate of the plans posed by the government, and all of this, is only the tips of an iceberg.
Had these past few years, we’d already started at a set cost of the local usage rates, then, the Taipower company would NOT be hanging by a thread like it currently is now.
Second reason being, the discussions of whether or not to increase the costs of electricity, it’s getting close to the mayoral elections, and from that angle, there’s very little chance the rates will be adjusted them, and so, the government ignored the union’s advice, to increase the cost by the sections, various stages, holding that banner of “cost of everything is up, Taipower can’t go bankrupt”, to bleed the major users out. And, if the mountains that kept this country secure dared made a peep, then, it would be like how the C.E.O. of the TMSC Liu stated, “Taiwan will experience more power outages”, and getting his words soured down by the head of economics Wang on the radio shows.
Not to mention, how the industries are losing money, the biggest wishes of the industries are to have the stabilized provisions of electricity, and none of the government officials can guarantee this either, the government officials knew well, that the root cause is not in the cost of electricity, but due to the faulty energy policies, it’s only a false front, that the officials claimed, that the cost increases of electricity can keep the electricity provisions needed in this country stabilized.
The cost of electricity had increased by 8.4-percent, this was only, the start of the government led by Tsai’s running away from the problems. This government, with its focus on the elections, will keep on, manipulating the costs of electricity, and, chances of the cost of electricity going down, is nil!
And so, the sole cause of this problem of higher cost in electricity is the elections, because had the DDP government not considered winning the elections, then, they would NOT have pushed the cost of electricity to too low, and now, the Taipower Company is suffering, and there’s a shortage of electricity that we are in need of, and, as the summers heat up higher, you can see how this is a vicious cycle, that this government of the DDP got itself, and us the people on this island, stuck in, right???