Tag Archives: cost electricity

Electricity not in election when prices double and triple

However, this is all a bit strange, because wholesale electricity prices have almost doubled over what they were at the equivalent stage of the last election cycle. Incredibly, they are 300% above what they were in the 2010 election…relevant here … Continue reading

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Electricity disconnection hotspot map pinpoints ‘huge economic challenges’

PHOTO: The areas with the highest number of disconnection proportional to population. (St Vincent de Paul Society) MAP: Australia New data shows extreme financial distress is the reason many Australians have their electricity disconnected, not the high cost of power alone…Mr Dufty said … Continue reading

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AEMO and electricity pricing

For those who don’t know how our electricity grid work, this post is just a starting point, introducing how  the mix of generators bid, to satisfy demand projected by AEMO. Price is low when demand is low, satisfied by wind … Continue reading

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Australia gets Tesla’s Powerwall Battery later this Year

How exciting is this? As our utilities put the hard word on supposed Regulators, to act on their interest rather than ours, here’s the way that Mr Turnbull’s advocated “disruptive technology” will make a big difference. So how about PowerWall … Continue reading

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Mega$ new poles and wires in our backyard

Despite so much media outrage, about electricity price increases of 100%, making our power most expensive in the world, when previously most affordable, our distributor SP-Ausnet is spending up, big time, between Morwell and Wonthaggi(even Phillip island). Big price rises come from distributors … Continue reading

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How rooftop solarPV keeps electricity $ down:

For Victoria, the real peak demand reached 10,465 MW, on 14 Jan 2014, which is slightly higher than the level reached back in in the lead up to Black Saturday in January 2009. “Solar PV’s contribution has been a lot … Continue reading

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The shocking truth about the privatisation of power

As fundamentalist free market economics ideologue Tony Abbott declares his plans to privatise everything, up to and including “saving” Tax Office the trouble of checking tax returns for large companies, being displaced by “big 4” transnational accounting mobs, who need … Continue reading

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FactCheck: have power prices gone up 94% under Labor?

Looks like Mr Abbott might be exaggerating a tad or 3, at Liberal Party Facebook! >readmore> The Conversation

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Will scrapping the carbon price lower electricity prices?

From The Age, a listing of reasons for electricity price rises for the last year. If you multiply them together, the total is 88%, with more to come. Carbon tax is a whole 5% >read more>

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Parasitic costs of electricity

From REnewEconomy – Forget all the noise about cost of Carbon Tax, forget shonky campaigns that feed in tariff for solar PV were a cost that needed to be fixed by things like One Big Switch. Electricity pricing now includes big … Continue reading

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