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Victorian Feed-In Tariff Schemes

Posted on: 2013-01-12

Feed-in tariffs provide people producing their own renewable energy with a financial return for the excess power they feed into the grid.

Up until now, different rates were available for different renewable energy technologies and different sized systems. This is being streamlined to one rate, based on the adjusted wholesale price for electricity. The minimum rate will be 8 cents per kilowatt hour for 2013 and will be reviewed annually by the regulator until 2016.

The new Feed-in Tariff is available to households, community organisations and businesses who install sustainable energy systems no greater than 100 kilowatts in size.

From mid-2013, some additional low-emissions technologies will also be made eligible. To be updated on changes to Victoria’s feed-in tariffs you can subscribe to our e-Updates.

If you already have a feed-in tariff being credited to your power bill, you will continue to receive this rate until the end date for your scheme. Conditions apply, and you should read more about remaining eligible for your scheme on this website.

Customers accessing the Transitional Feed-in Tariff and the Premium Feed-in Tariff are reminded that any additional panels added to their systems after 31 December 2012 will forfeit their access to the scheme.

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R.I.P. Zouk

Posted on: 2012-07-07

Rest In Peace Dearest Zouk.

4th March 2003 ~ 4th July 2012

Words ecape me.

Words are never enough.

It should never have happened the way it did.

Miss you.

 

The Creation

When God had made the earth and sky
the flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals  
the fish, the birds and bees.
 
And when at last He'd finished
not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this world of mine  
and give each one a name."
 
And so He traveled far and wide  
and everywhere He went,
a little creature followed Him
until it's strength was spent.
 
When all were named upon the earth
and in the sky and sea,
the little creature said, "Dear Lord,
there's not one left for me."
 
Kindly the Father said to him,
"I've left you to the end.
I've turned my own name back to front
and called you dog, My friend."

Author Unknown

R.I.P. Xardiko

Posted on: 2012-05-03

Tracking Champion Mimmtrix Hubert Xardiko At Britfeld E.T. import Sweden

"Xardiko"

12th March 2001 ~ 2nd May 2012

 

Tireless Protector
His Faithful One

Constant Companion
Always Ready To Come

Faithful Listener
Second To None

Playful Buddy
Looking For Fun

Unbeatable Snuggler
Warm Like The Sun

Unconditional Lover
Licks By The Ton

Inexhaustible Pleaser
Love On The Run

Sweet Slumber Dear Xardiko
Your Work Is Now Done.

 

He crossed over to Rainbow Bridge.

He is sadly missed by me, those who knew him but most of all Richard.

He is in ours hearts.

He is in our memories.

He is pain free.

He runs free.

 

Solar Power

Posted on: 2012-02-19

I have been toying with the idea of turning 'green' and getting solar installed on my roof for all my power needs and any left over can go back into the grid.

I've been toying far too long ... I missed the 66 cent rebate which went down to a tiny 25 cent rebate, so I need to get a wriggle on but ... huge BUT!

So many options on every single aspect of going 'sun power'. Inverters; a wazillion choice, Panels; a further bazillion choices and it goes on.

About the only thing I can say do your research before you sign up for anything.

The little I have found out:

  • Make sure the company you are dealing with will be around beyond just the 'boom'. If you have to claim on warrenty, will the company still be here to honour it?
  • If you think you can expand later, think again. You need the same type of panel to add to an exisiting system unless you were clever enough to buy an inverters with MPPT (maximum power point tracking).
  • If the deal sounds like it's too good to be true then it's highly likely that it is. Look closely before you sign up. This brings me to this clip from Today Tonight.

 

WARNING: Southside Kennels - Upstate New York

Posted on: 2012-01-31

We have a terrible, heartbreaking situation in Upstate New York with Frank Popolizio’s Southside Kennels located in South Worcester, NY.

The Otsego County SPCA has been called in, as well as N......Y State Troopers, to remove over 130 dogs that are staked out w/barrels for shelter and no bedding in the barrels in subzero weather.

The dogs are emaciated, eating their own feces, and in horrible physical condition and unable to fend for themselves. There are vizslas, GSP’s, Weimaraners, and Rhodesian Ridgebacks in peril that I know of. There may be other breeds at this puppy mill as well.

Please help me get the word out to the neighboring rescue people. The Otsego County SPCA is overwhelmed with the number of dogs they are going to have to take in and they have asked for help.

The director, and contact person for this SPCA is a lady by the name of Liz Mackey: her phone number is 607-547-8111. This is a Cooperstown, NY number and the SPCA is located just south of Cooperstown.

Thank you for any help you can lend in this sad situation.

- Melissa Mandeville

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