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Bill Watch: High fixed network charges hit low energy consumers

Surge in price of compulsory network charges is taking its toll on low energy consumers, particularly those on low incomes, single households, and pensioners. Such fixed daily charges can now be more than 50% of your bill!! >more> OneStepOffTheGrid

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Jaw dropping news in solar vs fossil fuels debate

In the electric power industry, when a major power plant loses its connection to the grid, instantly, dramatically unbalancing supply and demand of electricity. Blackouts follow if there isn’t an instant response…engineering community assumption that, when that kind of supply-demand imbalance incident happens, there … Continue reading

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Solar Cities fall in electricity demand

An explanation of factors contributing to reductions in household electricity bills. >readmore> Climate Spectator

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Aluminium exports taxpayers’ money

Here’s a clear illustration of biggest proportion of our dirty electricity generation going to aluminium smelting. In Victoria, when we pay 30, we’re lucky if they pay 1.5cents/kWh . Actual subsidy is nearly $0.5B/year, based on best rate for equivalent big … Continue reading

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