Category Archives: Energy demand

The ‘sun tax’ debate

  As reported in the LV Express (17/7/14) the statement’s from Russell Northe’s Department of Energy supporting Simply Energy’s surcharge on households with solar panels is just another example of the Napthine Government trying to restrict the competition to coal fired generators by cheaper … Continue reading

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Is repealing the carbon tax the saviour for household budgets?

Just as the sun appears to be about to set on the carbon tax, it might be apt to review what its abolition will achieve. Tony Abbott has said that Australian households will be $550 a year better off.  Electricity … Continue reading

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Victorian Energy Efficiency Target funding axed by Victorian Government

  The recent announcement by the Victorian Government of the axing of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme, which provides free energy efficient light bulbs and smart timers to households, is just another example of this Government’s unwillingness to … Continue reading

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Managing baseload energy demand

  In reply to David Camilleri’s letter to the Latrobe Valley Express on Feb 13th 2014 titled “Power Stations Here to Stay”. He scoffed that wind dropped out when it was most needed in the recent heatwave, I would like to … Continue reading

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