92% of sheltered housing in Merseyside is unaffordable due to the Tories sheltered housing benefit tax and pensioners will have to find up to £77.74 per week from their state pension just to pay th…
Monthly Archives: July 2016
South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster: No Solution in Sight
‘Panic’ is the only word capable of describing the mood among South Australia’s policymakers. Over the last few posts, STT has detailed a wealth of media coverage on SA’s self-inflicted energy debacle.
The former general manager of the Electricity Trust of South Australia (ETSA), Bruce Dinham is one of many groping around (knowing SA’s power supply, probably in the dark) for solutions to the disaster.
Bruce Dinham: How to slash South Australia’s electricity bills
6 July 2016
Investigation into huge increases to SA power bills
Huge electricity shock as EnergyAustralia bills to jump by $261 a year
Electricity bills in South Australia already nation’s highest, set to increase
State’s largest energy retailer, AGL, set to hike electricity bill prices
BLAMING ETSA’s privatisation for high electricity prices — as a recent The Advertiser editorial did — doesn’t solve the problem but it does give clues to what…
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Hottest Day Of The Year – But Nothing Unusual
By Paul Homewood It was certainly hot yesterday, but how did the weather compare with earlier years. It is significant that the Met Office report the RA…
Fully occupied yet still charged the Bedroom Tax
The bedroom tax applies only if you under occupy your property right? No and around 30,000 or more families have had the bedroom tax imposed even though they fully occupy their homes! Firstly, let&…
Scots Demand an End to Government’s ‘Un-Democratic Fixation’ with Unreliable, Insecure & Unaffordable Wind Power
Highlanders call for an end to the bizarre fixation with wind power.
It took a little under a decade, but the message is finally getting out: THESE THINGS DON’T WORK – on any level.
There are 3 electricity essentials – that the power source and its delivery to homes and businesses be: 1) reliable; 2) secure; and 3) affordable.
Try to skimp on any one or more of those essential elements and you’re no longer talking about an energy ‘system’, you’re condemning your economy to social and economic ‘chaos’.
Reliability and security mean that power is delivered precisely when and where it’s needed; without exception – satisfying those critical requirements means the supplier doesn’t get off the hook by glibly claiming the wind didn’t blow, the Sun didn’t shine, or the dog ate my homework.
As to affordability, you can have the most reliable and secure system on Earth…
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Prime Minister you will kill more women
Theresa May set up the VAWG department at the Home Office which says that two women each week die from domestic violence and abuse. Theresa May also gets the job done, doesn’t beat around the…
Party Line right, climate science wrong
By Paul Homewood Guest Post by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley. Christopher Monckton of Brenchley responds to the above piece by Ryan Cooper: …