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    "A carbon price will add another $300 per household on top of that, so for a six-year period you're seeing an effective doubling of electricity prices per household with no tangible benefit," Mr McIndoe said.
    I haven't seen any tangible benefit from anything this government has done.

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    Quite sad really, when you hear of the elderly and less fortunate going to bed early to save on electricity. If they are doing this now, what will happen in 6 years time when power prices double.

    Just think, if power prices double, it will affect everything we buy, do and visit.

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    5c KW/hr where can I sign up for that?

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    Is this Double what we're paying now as it has already near doubled over the last 6 years which would make it Quadruple, wouldnt it??

    Based on the comments that no monies have been saved/spent/planned for future needs,repairs and replacements, where the Hell has the monies paid over the years gone?
    I stand unequivicably behind everything I say , I just dont ever remember saying it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsbreath View Post
    5c KW/hr where can I sign up for that?
    Thats how much it should be and no more!

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    Hi Sanity, Wouldn't this have maybe been better put in general chat. A lot of people here might miss it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mickstv View Post
    Hi Sanity, Wouldn't this have maybe been better put in general chat. A lot of people here might miss it.




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    " Home Energy " and " Anything to do with Energy " is the correct place for it to be.

    I dont think too many people would miss it in here as it had more replies and views than your thread in GC. I closed yours because this one was made before yours.

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    That's fair enough I just didn't see it and took it more as a General news item. No worries Sanity.


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    Now heres another interesting piece



    Interesting that state power is more expensive than Victoria's private power ? Hell, I thought ours was pricey in Vic

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    My immediate reaction to this information was a scare mongering tactic - as wanting to scare peoples into beleiving this worst case scenario!

    At the end of the day power producing companies are one of the worst emitters of greenhouse gases, putting strategies / incentives / penalties in place will force these companies to put some serious coin into R&D to be socially and sustainably more efficient!

    Leave the status quo (which I am sure they are hoping, with no emission trading scheme) and might as well kiss goodbye to any chance of any reform that benefits the community as a whole in this sector.
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    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to bury the concept of the electric car. It never lived much past the fetal stage, killed by lack of demand since no one could afford to charge it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkchops View Post
    At the end of the day power producing companies are one of the worst emitters of greenhouse gases, putting strategies / incentives / penalties in place will force these companies to put some serious coin into R&D to be socially and sustainably more efficient!

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    No they won't. They will pass the costs onto the consumer knowing they will have to pay. Electricity is like food & water , it is neccessary for modern living & no matter what the cost you will find a way to pay for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsbreath View Post
    5c KW/hr where can I sign up for that?

    Interesting. The company that I work for has a deal with SPAusnet for 4c KW/hr, yet the average person has to pay > 20c !

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    I live near the 2 major generators (Mt Piper and Wallerawang) and been on both Open day tours and a TAFE tour and seen how they clean the gasses from the boilers to the point that it is almost only hot air going up the chimney.
    What does grab the idiot clean air brigade is the STEAM comming off the mushroom shapped heat exchangers.
    Inside these 'Towers' are huge panels that have steam passing through as the cooling water is sprayed over, exactly the same as many motorist's have done when they have had a boiling radiator and seen the steam caused as the cool water hits the hot radiator metal.
    I also cannot understand how they can claim these Gas Fired generators as so clean as you are Burning a Fuel and all fires burn off the Oxygen and whats left is CARBON.
    The wind doesnt blow everyday nor the sun shine24hours so the ONLY other option for us as we dont have the water for Hydro schemes nor natural Thermal activity is to go NUCLEAR !!!!
    You want all your electrical gadjets and the comforts they bring so GET REAL and get out there to make Nuclear safer to use.
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    I must admit I was pro nuclear, until fukushima. Unlike Chernobyl, the Japanese incident was no one's fault. Australia is not so prone to earthquakes, but we have our disasters. There's always the risk of a terror attacks or mistakes. There's got to be a better way.

    My reliance on grid power is dropping. In 6 years time I will be using barely any.
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