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Comment on Electricity union predicts more blackouts by Cherie M.

The renewable energy option is making even more sense now. More decentralised power, more battery storage, more local ownership and less reliance on Darwin.

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Seniors concessions praised, but questions about tiers
44% of bills?? I agree with Jonathan – it sounds high. But then again it’s probably the way you have worded it to make it sound high. 44% on bills is probably not that much. It’s not 44% of income.
Perhaps COTA and the government should be putting some more work into energy efficiency. I’m not keen on propping up senior’s excessive power bills.
Btw – what is COTA??
[ED – Council on the Ageing.]


Community solar: the devil is in the wires
I’m not sure what the point of this article is. One one hand it is talking about community solar, on the other hand it is talking about going off grid. They are two separate things.


Master plan could turn around population and economic slump
Maybe people are just leaving because it’s too hot.


How 50% solar in the NT by 2030 can mean 100% in Alice
Ian, I’m not sure I agree with you on the “charade” although it is frustrating not being able to export excess energy. The thing is, that when you install a large system such as a 300kW system you would be well aware of the network restrictions from Power Water Corporation. You then have the choice of:-
1) Undersizing your system so that you can use all the energy produced.
2) Installing a system large enough that the shoulder period (morning and afternoon) is large, but you still dump energy. (I’m guessing this is what you have chosen to do).
3) Installing a battery.
We can’t really expect the network providers to just accept all the energy produced by solar systems at any time of the day and still be there as a back up, able to provide all your power if something goes wrong.
It’s best to manage our own expectations, understand the current limitations and work within them. “Charade” is a little harsh, non?


CLP pushes for oil & gas, including fracking
We’re still waiting on that “creation of a robust regulatory regime”. I don’t think any robust regime could ever effectively manage the risks to water or the environment.
But really, the big issue here with fracking is climate change.
The CLP don’t seem to have heard of this term. Perhaps they should look it up.


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