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Low energy users in Queensland hit with tariffs of 72c/kWh

Despite gushing press release announcing reduced bills picked up uncritically by local media, real horror is the impact on low energy users, single person households, pensioners and solar and energy efficient households in particular. We thought at the time that impact translated … Continue reading

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What’s unfair about power pricing?

“It’s important that in engaging debates around fairness we don’t take our eye off the main game, that we make decisions based on provision of detailed and comprehensive data of electricity demand rather than anecdotes and theories, and most definitely … Continue reading

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Abbott strangles $20B green investment to save 50 cents/week

The only wind turbine in NSW, north of Sydney, the 600kW Kooragang turbine, constructed in 1997 to “promote the emerging green energy market”,  is to be removed by Ausgrid – to make way for a new coal loader. These are dangerous times … Continue reading

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Electricity what you pay, past, present and future

 Components of electricity pricing, yesterday, today and tomorrow, showing carbon price and renewable costs to be negligible.

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Regulator rejects big increases in SP AusNet smart meter charges

In our backyard, private monopoly distributor has chosen non shared communications for smart meters. “According to the AER if they had accepted SP AusNet’s proposal, current meter prices would increase by approximately 16 per cent each year in 2014 and … Continue reading

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