Mercury Mal vs Electricity Bill

Thinking aloud, who was the Minister who made light globes with mercury mandatory in Australia? Of course, our current PM. What is the latest on the costs and benefits of the different globes, in case it matters? Still it shows which way the wind was blowing for Mercury Mal. Apparently he wanted to double our power bills while the leader of the Opposition wants to triple them or thereabouts.

Mercury Mal vs Electricity Bill, how lucky can a country get?

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27 Responses to Mercury Mal vs Electricity Bill

  1. egg_

    Martin Quicksilver-Trumble vs Billy Bruvvas-Short’un?

  2. miltonf

    The Australian people are being attacked by the political class.

  3. Combine Dave

    Potential greatness achieved!

  4. Robber Baron

    We need stocks in public squares so we can throw dog excrement at these theives.

  5. candy

    Mercury Mal vs Electricity Bill, how lucky can a country get?

    Plibersek vs. J. Bishop?

    Not all that unrealistic, either. In some ways, it would be good to try out these ladies, to really see how they perform.

  6. Strayan Drongo

    While the real leader in the parliament is out fighting fires…

  7. Rabz

    it would be good to try out these ladies

    No, it would not.

  8. The Australian people are being attacked by the political class.

    No different to the US or any western country. The US may have some hope with Trump. Europe is screwed, though the UK may have some life yet. Australia will be right royally screwed no matter who wins.

    It will be interesting to see what emerges out of the ashes.

  9. Tel

    Mercury Mal vs Electricity Bill, how lucky can a country get?

    Voter Preferences.

    You know what to do.

  10. Entropy

    It will be interesting to see what emerges out of the ashes.

    I could agree but I suspect I will have to pay for it

  11. egg_

    It will be interesting to see what emerges out of the ashes.

    Endure some Labor pains whilst the Right rethink in Opposition.

  12. stackja

    egg you are an optimist. ALP pain won’t stop.

  13. Leo G

    Martin Quicksilver-Trumble vs Billy Bruvvas-Short’un?

    Malleabull Turncoat vs Wee Willie Windy.

  14. Dr Fred Lenin

    Robber Baron,how about gallows? More effective than stocks ,permanent solution , no recividism ,cleansing .

    \

  15. Carpe Jugulum

    As an expat, all I can say is;

    Run run like the wind to another country

    Oz is done

    Stick a fork in it

  16. jrm

    Well, whaddaya know? I was wondering just a couple of nights ago how long the bulb in our toilet has been working. At least 10 years apparently.

  17. Faye

    Mercury Mal vs Electricity Bill – a gentlemen’s dual wouldn’t go astray.

  18. max

    Australia: ‘Marketing con’ fears as Elon Musk’s SA battery costs remain secret

    A contract between US tech billionaire Elon Musk and the South Australian government for the world’s largest lithium-ion battery hides the cost and key details, fuelling claims the deal is a “marketing con”.

    The contract says the grid-­connected battery facility is to be commissioned and operational by December 1.

    “The facility will provide ser­vices to maintain power system security, integrity and stability for the South Australian electricity network, prevent certain load shedding events, provide supply during critical peak periods and participate in ancillary services and wholesale electricity markets,” the contract says.

    The contract value is “not disclosed” and the contract is “not disclosed in full as it contains confidential business information”.

    Mr Musk’s company Tesla won a public tender in July from about 90 other bidders. It will build a 100-megawatt battery to store energy from French renewable company Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, 230km north of Adelaide.

    Mr Musk won the contract after promising to build the giant battery in 100 days or it would be free. Although the contract start date is listed as July 6, the “100 days or it’s free” pledge starts only once a grid interconnection agreement has been signed.

    The opposition said it was outrageous the state government could disclose what it paid Origin for gas, Caltex for fuel and Qantas for air travel, but could not say how much it was paying a foreign billionaire for a battery.

    “With every passing day Labor’s secret deal sounds more like a marketing con than a genuine plan to deal with South Australia’s electricity problems,” Liberal deputy leader Vickie Chapman said. “Jay Weatherill needs to be honest with the people of South Australia about how much public money he is handing over to a foreign billionaire.

    “The last time the government was being this secretive about a contract it was the Gillman land deal. That ended up being investigated by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.”

    It is understood specific financial and technical details of the contract have been kept commercial-in-confidence at the request of Neoen and Tesla. The cost is estimated at about $50 million.

    Tesla will not comment, but will make a “milestone” announcement at the site on September 29.

    Sources said Neoen, Tesla and the government were negotiating with the Australian Energy Market Operator and private transmission company ElectraNet for approval of the connection agreement as soon as possible.

    Construction has started at the site and the batteries are being shipped to South Australia.

    A government spokesman said the project would stabilise the wind-reliant grid and add competition to reduce prices.

    “Instead of criticising aspects of the plan that AEMO says will improve grid security, (Opposition Leader) Steven Marshall should announce his own energy policies, rather than keep them ­secret,” the spokesman said.

    On Tuesday, a fleet of generators that arrived in South Australia from Europe at the weekend were awaiting installation at two sites as part of the Weatherill government’s plan to prevent blackouts this summer ahead of the March state election.

    The state government further delayed its Energy Security Target to January 1, 2020, after criticism from companies including Tesla. The target requires retailers to source 36 per cent of the state’s electricity needs from gas gener­ators and other synchronous power sources.

    http://antigreen.blogspot.com.au/

  19. Motelier

    We are lucky a proven performer like “Powerpoint” Peter MBeattie is too busy trying to run the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games isn’t trying to give advice to either of these clowns.

  20. mareeS

    Re “what emerges from the ashes,” who didn’t see this fiasco coming? We got through the 18% mortgage and 28% business overdraft Keating days, and said “never again” to be under the boot of bad government.

    So, now the nation is under the boot of an utterly incompetent government and an utterly incompetent government-in-waiting. We have rid ourselves of our business interests and put our assets beyond the reach of these greedy taxmongering buggers for at least the lives of our children, because wealth and death taxes are the next thing, whichever flavour of political party gets the floor of the parliament.

    We have been good, responsible Australians, but we are done with it now. Our responsibility is to our family, the kids know where the money is, and bugger the skiving leeches in the tax-chasing classes, go your hardest. Come the revolution.

  21. iampeter

    If only people were as furious with the Howard government which started us down the path of Green government way back in the 90’s maybe a lot of this could’ve been avoided.
    It’s interesting that no one seems to remember that the Howard government led the way on bringing environmentalism into Australian government almost a decade before climate alarmism even went mainstream.

  22. OldOzzie

    Mercury Mal has more important things than Australians

    Superyachts heading to Australia have Coalition slashes taxes

    – taxation: The Coalition has succumbed to pressure from the superyacht lobby and will move to increase foreign superyacht charters in Australian waters.

  23. JohnA

    candy #2496797, posted on September 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Mercury Mal vs Electricity Bill, how lucky can a country get?

    Plibersek vs. J. Bishop?

    Not all that unrealistic, either. In some ways, it would be good to try out these ladies, to really see how they perform.

    No, it would not.

    We’ve been there, done that. Got the scars.

  24. Up The Workers!

    Halal Mal’s Performing Stick Insect has spent every spare moment of the whole of the current Misgovernment, travelling around the world as her boss’s mobile A.T.M., throwing billions of dollars worth of borrowed Chinese cash out the limo window at any passing terrorists, carpet-baggers or shifty members of the Clinton Crime Family she sees.

    The mind boggles at the thought of precisely what substance Tanya Plibersek-Coates-Trotter might be dispensing out the windows of her Australian Misgovernment limo when Halal Mal the Prime Seat-Warmer hands over to his organ-grinder, Bonking Billy Short-One.

  25. jupes

    If only people were as furious with the Howard government which started us down the path of Green government way back in the 90’s maybe a lot of this could’ve been avoided.
    It’s interesting that no one seems to remember that the Howard government led the way on bringing environmentalism into Australian government almost a decade before climate alarmism even went mainstream.

    For once I agree with you Pete. It was a disgraceful surrender to the alarmists.

    BTW who was his Minister for the Environment?

  26. H B Bear

    This is why Australia has compulsory voting. Who would bother getting off the couch to vote for either of these duds?

    Waffleworth v Peanut Head is a beautiful summary of where Australia finds itself.

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