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Is it time for gun control in Washington?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Aircon, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. wrxmike

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    Which is what I said.

    "The issue with energy prices is that in the last 10 years the increase in renewables have vastly increased the volatilty in energy supply, when the sun shines and the wind blows there is too much power and the wholesale energy price is nearly zero, at other times there is virtually no renewable supply in the market and standby diesel / gas turbine and hydro attempts to fill the demand (at very high prices) and some industry also shuts down to reduce demand / save cost during these times. Energy retailers use financial instruments to hedge against wholesale price variations and the cost of this is passed on to the consumer.

    Assuming an retail energy charge of 20c kw/h, around 15 cents is the network charge ( fixed ) and only 5 cents is the cost of energy ( variable ). The network charge component has also increased a lot, this is in part due to the fact that before privatisation the various state governments had allowed the grid infrastructure to run down and the ( new ) private owners had to then spend significant $$$$ to bring it back to where it should be - that cost is passed on to the consumer too. With increased reliance on renewables it will be even more important to have an effective distributed power grid so these costs are not going away.

    Looking back, one could say that the timing of the state grid privatisations were cynically timed to get some funds in to state treasuries before the state government had to spend significant amounts on fixing up the infrastructure. Putting that in Ferrari terms, its like delaying a belt change for 15 years, no oil, tire or brake fluid changes either and driving the car as much as possible and sell it just before it blows up.

    The offsets to encourage installation of renewable power have had a relatively small direct increase on energy prices, it is the indirect effect of the increased volatility on the wholesale energy market caused by the unpredictable supply of renewable energy that has had a much larger impact on prices.

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  3. Ferraridoc

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    Browning .50 Cal or not, he didn't think it through - is there a Darwin thread?
     
  4. Maranello550

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    It's just shows that the 1 percenters are alive and well......Now they can make another rule to cover this idiot.....:)
     
  5. Aircon

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  7. simon klein

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    They've got lots more.
     
  8. 4_Eff_Sake

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    They’re like smokers. They’ll keep denying they’ve got a problem while people keep dying around them.

    In the words of another famous American, “Stupid is as stupid does”


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  9. simon klein

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    This is/was a Queensland advert once...Charter boat,what charter boat.

     
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  10. wrxmike

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  11. Maranello550

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    Geez the Italians and Greeks are a tame bunch....Probably because they love to eat , drink ,enjoy life and hang out with family rather than gangs....They should take a hard line and start deporting families back to Somalia for gang related crimes committed....
     
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  12. 4_Eff_Sake

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    Haha - lies, damn lies and statistics. If you’re doing a risk based analysis, we’ve got a huge problem with those bloody “Australians”. There’s more offenders from that cohort than all the others combined (even those dodgy Kiwis). I’m afraid to go anywhere with all those Aussies everywhere you look.

    Let’s deport the bastards... err, oh, wait...


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  13. Aircon

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    *Shakes head *
     
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  14. Maranello550

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    We are already a penal colony.....Nowhere to go from here....:)
     
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  15. simon klein

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    Darwin is creeping up on the OOESSAY.
     

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