Generous government plan for high energy prices.

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Generous government plan for high energy prices.

Post by terra » 12 May 2017, 07:47

Generous ?..... ya gotta be kidding !
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Sco-Mo's idea to curb high energy costs is to give pensioners a one-off concession payment of $75 for singles and $125 for couples.
:thinking:
So..... giving some financial relief for just ONE energy bill will make the next bill and the one after, go away ?
:thinking:
Band aid solution in my opinion !
Fair dinkum, I reckon Sco-Mo failed plasticene at school !
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Post by Buck_naked » 12 May 2017, 08:59

How is your winter woodpile lasting Terra? electricity bills would be low for you wouldn't they?
My last two bills have passed the $300 mark for the first time.
I was able to cut my bills for a while, but the they kept putting charges up. doh! :hitting_wall :hitting_wall

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Post by kfchugo » 12 May 2017, 11:17

The piddling amount they are offering is woefully inadequate and will do precious little to alleviate the actual cost of electricity - especially as it is a "one-off" payment.

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Post by lynny » 12 May 2017, 15:05

I love the way 2 always get more than 1 given that in reality 1 lives as expensively as 2 where electricity is concerned.
Not fair! 8-[

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Post by Perrorist » 12 May 2017, 16:31

The solar feed-in tariff is another ripoff. Don't expect power companies to lower their income. They're beholden to their shareholders. Time for renationalisation of energy not just for customers' benefits but also for the sake of the planet.

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Post by grandduke » 12 May 2017, 20:05

My electricity billing is way down because of solar
my next move to gain more independence from the
grid will be battery storage tagged to my solar. :wqoohoo
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Post by terra » 13 May 2017, 10:25

Buck_naked wrote:
12 May 2017, 08:59
How is your winter woodpile lasting Terra? electricity bills would be low for you wouldn't they?
My last two bills have passed the $300 mark for the first time.
I was able to cut my bills for a while, but the they kept putting charges up. doh! :hitting_wall :hitting_wall
The woodpile is alive and well Buck.
I cut my firewood from downed trees on the farm that have been on the ground for a year or two.... nicely seasoned.
Been cutting a fair bit lately so I've a nice stash of firewood now..... maybe about 3 months supply for the wood fire to run 24/7.
I usually use gum trees but lately I've discovered Elm. It's a heavy, tough wood which burns long and hot. It leaves a more whiter coloured ash than say, Ironbark or Gum and it's a real bitch to split but otherwise it's great !
No problem with the splitting 'cos the farm management allow me to use their 20 ton log splitter !
Our winter electricity bill is our lowest bill but the summer bill can reach $600 or more 'cos I run the ducted air con for cooling..... yeah, it's expensive I know, but I'm worth it.
It's funny how some of you think nothing about paying extremely high ticket prices for various events, like the recent Illawarra Air Show.... but squeal about paying maybe an extra $100 per month in summer to run the air conditioner ?
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So..... stop being so frugal with electricity...... you only live once and there's no pockets in coffins.
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Post by Buck_naked » 13 May 2017, 11:01

Yes, it's funny how certain prices drive people crazy, one is electricity, the other is fuel price at the bowser.

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Post by terra » 08 Jun 2017, 10:56

lynny wrote:
12 May 2017, 15:05
I love the way 2 always get more than 1 given that in reality 1 lives as expensively as 2 where electricity is concerned. :bear_hug :thinking:
Not fair! 8-[
Hey lynny.....
I just read your post and now I'm wondering
:thinking:
Single fortnightly pension is:

Single per fortnight
base $ 766.00
pension supplement $ 62.90
clean energy supplement $ 13.90
Total per fortnight $ 842.80



......and this is the single rate if you are living as a couple:
Partnered (ea) per fortnight
base $ 577.40
pension supplement $ 47.40
clean energy supplement $ 10.50
Total per fortnight $ 635.30
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Post by Buck_naked » 08 Jun 2017, 11:27

so which one is better off, - the single pensioner or the couple?????
and how many are scamming the system????

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Post by Teddy » 08 Jun 2017, 12:04

Oh Terra,you make me feel cold just mentioning needing a fire in your house! 8-[

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Post by lynny » 08 Jun 2017, 12:17

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Plenty of scammers around Buck.

So that's $1270.60 for a couple then. Might look on eHarmony.......... :lol:
I still pay the same council rates, I still need to keep warm. I say it should be $125 per household.
And I say 2 can live as cheaply as 1. But then what would politicians know about paying the leccy bills.......do they know what 125 bucks gets you these days? (No offence Buck)

Just asking you blokes about the price of firewood in your neck of the woods. Do you know how much a tonne?
Someone told me it was $250 here. A tonne of wood does not go far if you're burning it does it.

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Post by Buck_naked » 08 Jun 2017, 12:29

Not many use weights and measures for firewood round these 'ere parts.
it's often sold by the 'uteload' or 'bag'
No fireplace in my house. when i was in the inner west of sydney, back in the day, fires were banned-too much pollution.
It dropped down to 3C the last couple of nights here. New doona kept me warm as toast.

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Post by Buck_naked » 08 Jun 2017, 12:33

Speaking of e-harmony, the Drum had a special program a couple of days ago on over 50's women
one woman said she was sick of dating sites, -all the men lied about their age, weight, smoking status she said.

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Post by terra » 08 Jun 2017, 12:43

Buck_naked wrote:
08 Jun 2017, 11:27
so which one is better off, - the single pensioner or the couple?????
and how many are scamming the system????

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well Buck, if a couple is living together as hubby and wife or two blokes as hubby and hubby, or two sheilas as wife and wife
(politically correct :icon-mrgreen: ) they get two single rates of $635.30 giving them a total of $1270.60. :character-oldtimer:

But.... if they declare that they are two separate singles under the one roof, they get two single rates of $842.80 giving them a total of $1685.60.
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