The Tory sheltered housing benefit tax

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…

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South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster: No Solution in Sight

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‘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
The Advertiser
Bruce Dinham
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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Scots Demand an End to Government’s ‘Un-Democratic Fixation’ with Unreliable, Insecure & Unaffordable Wind Power

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Wind turbines near Stirling, in Scotland Highlanders call for an end to the bizarre fixation with wind power.

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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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