Use less power to avoid high bills-economist

source: Mmegi

FRANCISTOWN: An economist at the University of Botswana (UB) Professor Narain Sinha says the 30 percent increase on electricity tariffs that came into effect last Saturday is a blessing in disguise because consumers will use less power in order to avoid paying high bills.

“In increasing the prices, the interest is in energy conservation,” Sinha says. “This means under the new structure, those who use less power will pay less. When the price of the commodity goes up, its consumption goes down, hence wastage decreases.”

The UB don was speaking in a telephone interview with Mmegi. He said the increase in power prices was necessary because Botswana was dependant on [continue reading]

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