Thanks for sharing your own electricity costs. Actually, I got my LP gas bill this morning, and this month, it’s more than 16,000 yen. That means my total energy bill will be almost 30,000 yen for the month.
The new house is electric-only, and it has central heating, proper insulation, triple-glazed windows, and an “eco-cute” so I’m hoping that it will be a lot warmer and a lot cheaper to heat than the place I live now.
I was interested to read Kattie’s comment because power has been de-regulated in the UK, so it should be cheaper. Unfortunately, the power companies abused the system and the government let them get away with it. Now, it seems that electricity is not only expensive, it’s also really confusing because the companies have lots of different rates that come with different conditions.
The Japanese monopoly system was apparently modelled on the system they had in the US after the war. The US changed the system many years ago, but Japan has just kept it. I would like to see the industry shaken up a bit, but I don’t want to end up with a situation like the British one.
Here is some feedback on your comments.
I’m not doing anything for keeping electricity bills down,
I’m not doing anything to keep electricity bills down,
I think 15000 yen is about £87 per month.
But as I said above, it’s actually double that when you include gas, which I use for cooking, heating water, and some heating.
Apparently, it is by a very tricky system called 総括原価方式 which was fixed by vested interest groups long time ago.
I laughed when I read this. Is there anything in Japan that wasn’t fixed by vested interest groups a long time ago??
It is said that we’re having more choices in 2016 or so.
Some people have said that / I’ve heard that we will have more choice from around 2016.
I don’t really think the system will be accepted in Japan.
I don’t really think a system like that would be accepted in Japan.
I try to save energies and remind my children not to waste enegies.
I try to save energy and remind my children not to waste it.
In the summer, we use air-conditioners, so the cost is up.
In the summer, we use air-conditioners, so the cost goes up.
I’m going on a trip to Hagi and Tsuwano, using a twilight express from today and be back on Saturday.
You’ll be back by the time you read this. I hope you had a nice time.
Remind you, they are not unemployed or low-income.
Just to remind you, they are not unemployed or low-income.
They haven’t decided yet where to throw away the nuclear waste.
They haven’t decided yet where to store (dispose of) the nuclear waste.
It seems that the system differes from city to city,
Nice sentence except for the typo (differs). It’s a good pattern for other people to learn.
Sorry, I’m a bit late to ask you this, but what is a “pupil premium?”
I think it just means that the government pays the school some extra money.
That’s all for today. I have to work tomorrow because of the centre examination.
Have a great weekend, and I’ll do a new topic on Monday.