27th July, 2016
You have in your hands the key to end terrorism
If you are worried about the frightening surge of terrorism and violence, act against it! The just-released 28 pages of the 9/11 Inquiry is the key that can expose and shut down the funding of terrorism. At the same time, there is a renewed push for Glass-Steagall banking rules that can clear a pathway for economic reconstruction on a global scale, to uplift people everywhere, including in the nations that are centres of terrorism.
Articles include the following:
- To stop a near-term terror attack in Australia, read the 28 pages!
- Why hasn't Australian media reported the 28 pages
- Cold Warrior Paul Dibb demands confrontation with Russia
- Is Glass-Steagall now unstoppable?
- Under EU cover, City of London pulled off 'the Italian job'
- Meet new British PM Theresa May
- National credit must build Melb to Syd high-speed railway
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'Free market' smashes milk producers
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28th July, 2016
South Australia’s electricity crisis is a green market failure
Australia must scrap the delusional Renewable Energy Target (RET), the National Electricity Market, and electricity privatisation, or follow guinea-pig state South Australia into an energy disaster that harms vulnerable people and productive industries alike. South Australia is now suffering a power crisis that threatens to shut the doors of numerous businesses and destroy much of what’s left of the State’s ailing economy. In just the past three weeks the Australian Industry Group has estimated electricity price spikes to have cost in excess of $150 million. Some of SA’s largest employers—BHP Billiton, Arrium, Adelaide Brighton Cement and the Nyrstar smelter at Port Pirie—have raised serious concerns about the cost of doing business in the State. Many small businesses wonder how much longer they can survive. Welfare groups cite rising power prices as the number one issue being raised with their financial counsellors.
On 9 May 2016 Alinta Energy closed its 544 megawatt (MW) Northern Power Station near Port Augusta, following the mothballing of its nearby 240 MW Playford B Power Station in 2012. Leigh Creek Coal Mine that supplied these power stations is closed and now South Australia has no coal-fired power stations at all.
Spot prices on the electricity market have soared. The average daily spot price in May, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), was $46.82 per megawatt hour (MWh) up until the Northern Power Station was turned off, before jumping to $80.47/MWh for the remainder of the month. The June average of $123.10/MWh was more than double the value for the year prior. And the July average, as of 26 July was $262.97/MWh.
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