Getting Off The Grid!

There was a time when most essential services were supplied by Government monopolies… Nowadays it seems these are mostly sold off to the private sector that has marked everything up to supply dividends to shareholders – not just cover the cost of services. Private health insurance is next even though they have made it essential given taxation penalties!

Middle class people are now increasingly suffering and the retired are in a bad way already. In South Australia the emergency services levy has gone up hundreds of percent, electricity distribution markups likewise no matter what you use, and gas is expected to go through the roof given its export potential and imminent free trade agreements. No thought for the domestic community in these new Government initiatives!

We need new regulatory frameworks and affordable storage technologies to let households get off the grid before they have to retire! Currently you are prevented from doing so if utilities run past your property!

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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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